[brlug-general] peer-reviewed patent application process being considered
joey at joeykelly.net
Sat May 20 20:21:24 CDT 2006
This would cut down on the "one-click patent" and other nonsense that's come
out of the USPO in the last few years.
"Although the pilot is tentatively set to begin in December, details remain
sketchy. The idea is for volunteers to be alerted about new patent
applications--applications become public after 18 months--and invited to
submit prior art. The community would then rank each other's suggestions, a
la Amazon.com and the geek-news site Slashdot."
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How many spyware pop-ups did you get on your Windows computer today?
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