Review Says Peer-To-Patent First Year A Success

Law360, New York (June 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A first-year study of New York Law School's Peer-to-Patent program, which seeks to improve patent quality by letting the public comment on patent applications, found that the pilot program was of great benefit to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The review, which was released by the Peer-to-Patent program on Wednesday, found that the site had attracted the interest of major companies, such as IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp. Hewlett-Packard Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

The Peer-to-Patent project began in June 2007 in cooperation with New York...
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