An upcoming paper by members of the Center for Technology Assessment, University Park, PA, discusses how social networking can be used to help identify prior art. The paper discusses Peer-to-Patent, and other pilot projects and ideas for helping the USPTO cope with backlogged patent applications. A more detailed description of the forthcoming paper can be found by clicking here. The paper will be published in the International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2009, 8, 88-97.
We're interested in your feedback: would you use a social network to communicate about prior art and research? what additional community features would you like to see on Peer-to-Patent? would you use and help to promote a Peer-to-Patent Facebook application? would you place a Peer-to-Patent widget on your blog to notify people of patent applications you're seeking prior art for? Please send along any comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.