Peer-to-Patent, recognized by the White House Open Government Initiative as an innovative social networking program, celebrates its second anniversary today. To commemorate this occasion, the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School has released the Second Anniversary Report.
The report illustrates the growth that Peer-to-Patent underwent from the first year and details the results from the second year of public collaboration in the patent examination process. As a baseline, the first year data showed that an open network of reviewers could improve the quality of information available to patent examiners. Furthermore, reviewers are capable of producing information relevant to determining the merit of the claimed inventions. The second year data, expanded on these results by illustrating that Peer-to-Patent reviewers possessed the time and motivation to voluntarily participate as a community in reviewing more patent applications covering broader subject matter.
While Peer-to-Patent gained governmental, national and international notoriety, the USPTO has chosen not to extend the program. We hope that further review of the Second Anniversary Report will provide proof that Citizen Experts are ready to participate in the Open Government Initiative.
To view the report in its entirety, please visit Peer-to-Patent Second Anniversary Report