Buy Local Michigan welcomes Dr. Christal Sheppard from the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the show. Dr. Christal Sheppard works at the United States Patent and Trademark office has a location in Detroit Michigan. From the Wikipedia website, “The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.
Establishing the satellite offices is an important phase in the United States Patent and Trademark Office Nationwide Workforce Program to recruit more experienced patent professionals from within their local communities aiding in their retention and productivity. Dr. Sheppard told Buy Local Michigan “The Detroit satellite office was the first locations selected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office or USPTO to increase this outreach”
Dr. Christal Sheppard joined the USPTO as Director of the Detroit Satellite Office in 2015. Prior to joining the USPTO she was an assistant professor of law at the University of Nebraska, where she co-founded a program of Concentrated Study in Intellectual Property law at the Law College.
For more information on the Michigan Patient and Trademark Office go to http://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/detroit-michigan.
To call or visit go to Midwest Regional Office
Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place South
Detroit, MI 48207