“Crowdsourcing” in the patent community, soliciting prior art & preparing defensive publications


This item on ManagingIP talks about the recently launched “Linux Defenders” programme.  The latest peer-to-patent programme which aims to “increase patent quality for software inventions and reduce litigation.”  CEO of Open Invention Network, Keith Bergelt (one of founders of the programme) said the hope is to “benefit open source innovation by significantly reducing the number of poor quality patents that might otherwise be used by patent trolls or strategics”

See previous CAS blog item about a peer-to-patent programme.

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