A new technology graduate school aimed at smoothing the path between research and entrepreneurship can boast a new distinction: the country’s first on-campus patent officer, officials announced Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office staffer already is working at the Cornell NYC Tech applied sciences school’s temporary locale at Google’s Manhattan office, where the school is set to enroll its first class next year. The patent office has recently unveiled plans for satellite offices in places ranging from Detroit to California’s Silicon Valley. But the “innovation and outreach coordinator” at Cornell NYC Tech is a novel effort to help innovators on campus — and in the city at large — get advice on capitalizing on their ideas, Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and patent office Director David Kappos said…

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