Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Peer to Patent Project: Community Peer Review of Patents

This new online system, which went live on June 15, 2007, enables the general public to review pending patent applications and provide feedback and information based on their own expertise. Ultimately, the patent examiner makes the final decision on the basis of legal standards, but it is an opportunity for many to now participate in the administrative decision making process. In this author’s opinion, this is exciting and long overdue project.

For more on the Peer to Patent Project, click here.

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