Dickinson Wright PLLC has announced that it is hosting a program entitled, “An Open Discussion on the USPTO’s Detroit Office: What It Means for the Michigan Patent Bar” on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The roundtable discussion, which is open to the general public, will provide more information about the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit and what it means for intellectual property matters in the region. John S. Artz and Christopher A. Mitchell will host the roundtable with USPTO representatives. According to Dickinson Wright, “They will discuss what the USPTO has to offer, what the USPTO has planned for the future, and how the USPTO will impact Detroit and the surrounding region.” The evnt is Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 9:00 – 11:00 am (Registration begins at 8:30 am) at the Automation Alley offices, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy, MI 48083. To register in advance, contact Mellissa Boyd at 313-223-3125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.