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Public participation could be used in patent examination

By Hicbd
Fri May 17 2013 10:12 am

As shown by the Peer to Patent program, a wiki could be made for the public to submit prior art and commentary relevant to patent applications that patent examiners could consult. "The hoped-for effect is that patent examination will be more efficient and thorough" leading to higher quality patents.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_participation_in_patent_examination
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlog_of_unexamined_patent_applications

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Government Patents Innovation

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