WATCH CBS NEWS VIDEO: DNC NEWS AND ANALYSIS LIVE COVERAGE

Plans For Detroit Patent Office Shelved

DETROIT (WWJ) – Federal budget cuts are forcing plans for a patent office in Detroit to be scrapped. 

 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director outlined a number of cuts as a result of cutting 85 to 100-million dollars in operation spending this year. 

The letter from the director said the opening of the Detroit satellite office is indefinitely postponed.  The office was to employ about 100 people. 

Other cutbacks include a hiring freeze, no overtime for current workers, and reductions in travel and other expenses.

Comments

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen