UPTOWN’S CRESCENT TURNS 30; JASON WITTEN ADDS TECH TO FOOTBALL CAMP; NEW PATENT OFFICE COULD JUMPSTART INNOVATION
Every day, Dallas Innovates staffers scan websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:
The Crescent helped transform Uptown into into the real estate powerhouse it is today. However, when it opened 30 years ago the landscape looked much different. Take a look back at how the development impacted the bits of land north of downtown Dallas from the Dallas Morning News.
Looking for ways to keep your kids busy this weekend? How about football and app building? The Star-Telegram reports that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is pairing a little technology with his football camp held Sunday at Liberty Christian School in Argyle. After the camp, which is for kids in grades 1-8, some participants will stay for an app building competition that is part of the Tata Consultancy Services’ goIT student technology awareness program.
Could a new regional office make it easer to secure patents? Time will tell. In 2011, President Obama signed a law which focused on speeding up the patent application process by opening up four new regional offices across the country. In November, the final regional office opened in downtown Dallas. Learn more about how it aims to be a catalyst to innovation from D Magazine.
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