Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Peer Patents

After a chat whilst watching Always On today (where i got two questions answered by the panel!!), i decided to join the PeerToPatent project.

Peer-to-Patent involves 1) review and discussion of posted patent applications,
2) research to locate prior art references 3) uploading prior art references
relevant to the claims, 4) annotating and evaluating submitted prior art, and 5)
top ten references, along with commentary, forwarded to the USPTO. The goal of
this pilot is to prove that organized public participation can improve the
quality of issued patents.

I would ideally like to see a process that is startup friendly and allows you to have your patent validted by the community and reserved for one (or two) years until you ahve the money to pay for it. We all know that for all butthe larger companies, getting patents in more that one country is using finances you really can ill afford to spend on anything other then keeping your business alive!

Anyway, I hope to be able to help out.

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