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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Opens New Texas Regional Office

November 13, 2015

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened its fourth regional office on Monday November 9, in Dallas, Texas. The Texas Regional Office will serve states through the south central tier of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Located in the Terminal Annex Federal Building in Dallas, the new office will also create over 100 new jobs for highly skilled professionals, including patent examiners and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) judges.

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We’ve Reached a Major Milestone in the Fight Against Ebola:

November 12, 2015

In March of 2014, the World Health Organization reported the first outbreak of Ebola in Guinea. In little time, that outbreak erupted into the deadliest Ebola epidemic that the world has seen, taking the lives of thousands and devastating communities across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and other countries in West Africa.

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Join our #SmallBizHoliday Twitter Chat for Marketing Tips

November 12, 2015

Please join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1pm ET for a Twitter chat on holiday marketing. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for small business owners to succeed during the holiday shopping...

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President Obama: "Happy Diwali"

November 11, 2015

Today, President Obama wishes all those celebrating here and abroad a happy Diwali, also known as the festival of lights. 

In 2009, President Obama was the first President to light the Diya, or oil lamp, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Diwali is a time of rejoicing for many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and across the world. 

Below is the transcript of the President’s video message:

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Help Us Find Menorahs for the White House Hanukkah Receptions

November 11, 2015

Each year, the President and the First Lady host their annual celebration of Hanukkah at the White House. 

Central to each reception with the President and First Lady is a candle lighting ceremony, where we light a special menorah. 

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Rabbi Larry Bazer participate in the Menorah lighting during the Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Dec. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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On Veterans Day: What I've Learned During My Time In Uniform

November 11, 2015

Rob Diamond, Director of Private Sector Engagement

It was just over nine years ago that I wore the uniform of a United States Naval Officer for the last time. It seems like it was just yesterday.

After four years at the U.S. Naval Academy and nearly seven years of active duty service, including a wartime deployment to the Middle East in 2004, I gained what I would argue is the most important and meaningful title I have ever been afforded — I am a veteran.

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Continuing Service

November 10, 2015

Recently, I had the pleasure of having lunch with three talented and dedicated SBA veterans (you can see the picture below). From right to left, you will first see Brian Goodrow, who is a Senior...

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Relief for People with Medicare

November 10, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on The Huffington Post. See the original post here.

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Email from General Colin L. Powell and Alma J. Powell: "Let's reinvent high school."

November 10, 2015

General Colin L. Powell and Alma J. Powell sent the following message to the White House email list on high school graduation rates in America. Didn't get General Powell's email? Sign up for email updates here.

We want to talk to you about our nation’s high schools for a moment.

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