Peer to Patent
“Peer to Patent”: Collective Intelligence and Intellectual Property Reform The Community Patent Project needs your help! In order to move from proposal to prototype for an on-line system for open, community patent review we need the input of lots of people contributing to the design of the software and the practices embedded in it.
How will the system function? How will we identify experts? How should they rate each other? How should patents be published to the community? In what format should prior art be provided? How should we change patent examination procedure to make peer review more effective and helpful? We need your input on these and other questions.
The "Peer to Patent" paper is a starting point. Please help to refine the design by editing and adding to the paper or contributing ideas to the general comments section. We will periodically synthesize the changes proposed on this wiki and in the face-to-face workshops into a revised draft.