US Patent and Trademark Office Opens in Denver – a Milestone Moment for the Region

  • 02 Apr 2013
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The opening of the Denver regional US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to be of great interest in our community.  As reported in the Denver Business Journal, the USPTO announced in July 2012 that Denver was one of the three metro areas to be awarded a satellite branch; a long-sought victory for the region that could mean an estimated $439 million in economic impact over five years. Landing the office has been a major goal of the city’s legal, business and economic-development leaders for years as a boost to Colorado’s innovative clusters including bioscience, aerospace and cleantech industries, and as a source of high-paying jobs.  A member of the Executive Management team in Washington D.C., Dana Colarulli is visiting City Club of Denver to discuss the new Denver Regional USPTO, elaborating on topics including: how the decision was made to locate an office in Denver, what types of activities the office will engage in, how it plans to connect with our community, what the economic impact could be, and other benefits this will bring to the area.

About Dana Colarulli

Dana Colarulli is currently the Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs and a member of the Executive management team at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which he joined in December 2009. He has seventeen years of experience working in and with the Federal government and the U.S. Congress in various roles. Before coming to USPTO, Mr. Colarulli served Director of Government Relations for the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) for seven years.  Prior to this position, Mr. Colarulli served on Capitol Hill as an assistant legislative counsel in the Office of Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington State addressing technology and IP issues. Mr. Colarulli also worked at the Washington, DC law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard McPherson & Hand (now a part of DLA Piper Rudnick) and served in the Federal government for five years at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families in various positions. Mr. Colarulli was born in Rhode Island and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He received a Juris Doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC and a Bachelors of Arts from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.

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