Peer to Patent in its second pilot year

September 16, 2008 Pivotal Labs


Program brings Web’s collective wisdom to patent process

“The concept behind the program, called Peer-to-Patent, is straightforward: Publish patent applications on the Web for all to see and let anyone with relevant expertise — academics, colleagues, even potential rivals — offer input to be passed along to the Patent Office.

By using the power of the Internet to tap the wisdom of the masses, Peer-to-Patent aims to dig up hard-to-find “prior art” — evidence that an invention already exists or is obvious and therefore doesn’t deserve a patent.”

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