Archive for February, 2011

Fuzzy Patents

Many times after reading through patents, it would seem the intellectual property actually rest in the ability of patent submitters to make generally known concepts within an industry seem innovative. This behavior is rather frustrating at best, so I was pleasantly surprised when I read articles from Forbes about two initiatives that may reduce some of the noise in the patent pipeline. The following initiatives support peer review and search for prior art:

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A joint venture with New York Law School and the U.S. Patent Office, Peer To Patent
http://www.peertopatent.org/

A private company, Article One Partners,
http://www.articleonepartners.com

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