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Detroit skyline
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says roughly 10,000 patents have been granted in Detroit, home to the first regional office in the system’s 227-year history.

Mid-Michigan entrepreneur warns of "patent trolls"

Jul 15, 2015
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Lansing entrepreneur Tom Stewart says "patent trolls" undermine legitimate business, burdening them with costly legal fees.

Michigan is home to a diverse array of industries.  Long gone are the days when auto manufacturing was the sole driver of our state’s economy.  Our 21st century economy constantly demands new advances in technology and innovation.