Uncle Sam Wants You...To Examine Patent Claims

Law360, New York (May 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Imagine a poster of Uncle Sam pointing to you and asking for help in the war to issue patents. What would you think about the government soliciting such public participation in the examination of pending patent applications?

The question is rhetorical, because no matter what you think, it can happen—and is happening!

Leading the way is “Peer To Patent” (“p2p project”), a pilot project being carried out in conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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