Showing posts with label san jose patents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label san jose patents. Show all posts

Sunday, December 31, 2023

San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan's 2023 holiday message

Our mayor's end-of-year newsletter featured several highlights in 2023. You can read the full thing in the source link below, but the items that really stood out for me as big wins were:
  • Lower homelessness by 10% and we have 788 additional interim housing units in the pipeline
  • Lower crime by 5%, Automatic License Plate Readers have helped solve hundreds of crimes in San Jose
  • 300% increase in volunteerism, 500,000 lbs. of trash removed from streets and creeks
  • San Jose residents and companies were granted the most AI patents in the country, San Jose also hosted an innovation summit to help the city leverage AI solutions
  • Improved San Jose permitting times on both big and small projects
Overall, it seemed like 2023 was a very positive year for San Jose. I hope everyone has an amazing New Year's Eve and hopefully we'll have an even better 2024! 🎊🥳

Source: San Jose Inside

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The New San Jose Patent Office is Open for Business!

Silicon Valley's Patent Office is officially open at City Hall, taking about 35,000 SQFT between three floors. After fierce competition regarding where the office would be located, Downtown San Jose scored a huge win thanks to a lucrative offer from the city.

The Patent Office is currently open to the public. Not only are there several computers that can be used for patent research, but they are offering free courses on topics such as starting companies, trademarks, and the process for registering patents.

The Silicon Valley Business Journal grabbed some photos of the interior a couple weeks ago, and it looks more like a tech office than a government office (minus the court room). Hit the source link for more information and the full photo-set.

Source: SVBJ

Thursday, August 6, 2015

San Jose Patent Office Officially Opening on October 15!

The first and only Patent Office on the West Coast will open the doors to its permanent location on October 15th. Considering that San Jose companies and residents submit more patents than any other city on the earth, the location in the the heart of Downtown San Jose is particularly befitting.

The office will be a huge quality-of-life improvement to local innovators and entrepreneurs who will no longer have to travel east in order to complete patent filings. It will also of course be a boon to the local Downtown San Jose community, since people from all over the Western States will be visiting this office. I'm sure that surrounding office space near the Patent Office will soon house complimentary services such as patent consultants and lawyers.

Its a big win for San Jose, and it all comes to fruition October 15th!

Source: SVBJ

Friday, March 21, 2014

San Jose Patent Office May Nab Retail Space

We already know that the US Patent and Trademark Office is taking up both the 14th floor of the San Jose City Hall and the second floor of the wing. However, it looks like they want even more space. The Patent Office has their eye on a 5,500 SQFT retail space on the first floor of the Council Wing. This space has been vacant since 2005.

The Patent Office would use this for public facing activities, which could help bring more activity to the area. It would have made a nice spot for a cafe as well, but I'm not going to complain. We want to advertise as much as possible that we have a satellite US Patent and Trademark Office in San Jose--the only one on the west coast!

Source: SVBJ