On July 19, 2013, Acting Director of the USPTO, Teresa Stanek Rea, posted an update on the satellite offices in Dallas, Denver, and Silicon Valley on the “Director’ Forum(Director’s Forum – satellite offices)”:http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/entry/an_update_on_our_dallas

All three locations have temporary office staff.  However, due to budget constraints under the federal sequestration, their relocation to permanent office spaces in Dallas and Denver has been delayed, and the GSA, which owns and operates public facilities, has suspended its solicitation process for permanent space in Silicon Valley. Director Rea states that they will continue monitoring fee collections to determine when they can move forward on permanent office spaces in these locations.