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Peer To Patent Australia Completes Peer Review Phase of Pilot

The peer review phase of the inaugural Peer To Patent Australia pilot project is now complete. In all, 31 pending patent applications put forward voluntarily by participating applicants were reviewed by the community of peer reviewers. During the six months...

World Intellectual Property Organization Considers Peer To Patent Approach

In a document released May 17, 2010, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its latest proposal for a Peer To Patent-type system for allowing third parties to contribute prior art and commentary at the international phase of Patent Cooperation...

USPTO Director David Kappos at NYLS Friday 3/26 1pm

Director of the USPTO, David Kappos, to Speak at New York Law School on the Future of the Patent Office New York, NY (2010)—David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and...

USPTO Seeks Feedback on Patent Quality Initiatives

In a Federal Register notice published on December 9, 2009, the USPTO is seeking feedback on its patent quality initiatives and seeking suggestions on new activities that may improve patent quality. Specifically, the USPTO wishes to focus on improving the...

Peer-to-Patent Australia Launches

Peer-to-Patent Australia, a project based on the successful Peer-to-Patent project run out of the New York Law School (NYLS) in the United States, launches December 9. The project, run by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in cooperation with IP Australia,...

An Inside Look at the Peer-to-Patent System

It can be said that patents are the key to sustaining innovative products and patent law is certainly an active area of legal practice in the U.S. But the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has been overwhelmed and undermanned. Could...

Manny Schecter Guest Blogs on IBM Research

Manny Schecter, Associate General Counsel to IBM’s Technology and Intellectual Property organization, highlights key achievements of Peer-to-Patent's Second Year Report on the IBM Research Blog. In the post, he notes the dramatic increase in the amount of business methods and...

Collaborating Lawyers Launch Law Review

Under the umbrella of the European Legal Network, the world's largest community of lawyers and licensing specialists in the field of free and open source software, the first issue of the International Free and Open Source Law Review (IFOSSLR) was...

Peer-to-Patent Releases Second Anniversary Report

Peer-to-Patent, recognized by the White House Open Government Initiative as an innovative social networking program, celebrates its second anniversary today. To commemorate this occasion, the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School has released the Second Anniversary Report....

Open Government - Keeping It Professional

With President Obama’s open government initiative gaining exposure in mainstream media, an important question about feasibility of such a program has been posed in Saul Hansell’s piece in the New York Times Bits section, entitled “Can the Wonks Beat the...

Last Minute Deluge Hits Peer-to-Patent

With the deadline for eligibility for applications to participate in Peer-to-Patent on June 15, the program has been hit with a deluge of last minute applications. Yesterday the program received 24 new applications from the USPTO. That number represents more...

David Kappos Nominated to Lead USPTO

Today President Obama announced his nomination for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, David Kappos. David presently serves as Vice President and Assistant General for Intellectual Property at IBM. In...

Second Year of Peer-to-Patent Pilot Ending

At the close of business on Monday, June 15, 2009, the USPTO will no longer be accepting new consents from applicants to include their applications in Peer-to-Patent. Consents already filed covering applications published on or before June 15 will still...

Peer-to-Patent Recognized by White House

Peer-to-Patent was recently identified by the White House Open Government Initiative as one of the innovations in Open Government. Peer-to-Patent was included in the Innovations Gallery and is recognized for its contributions to the operations of the USPTO. The USPTO...

Article One Partners Recognized as Startup of the Year

Backlogged patents and bogged down legislation. Broad patents awarded to inventors who have no interest in making or using their innovation and costly litigation. These are all issues the patent world is facing today, for which reform may be the...

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