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Annerose

These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

Steve Pearson

I'm curious what criteria will be used to evaluate the success of this pilot. The research document lists various metrics and questions that the pilot hopes to research, but does not specify success criteria. I also wonder to what degree the pilot's results may be impacted by certain biases that influence the material available for review in the pilot. In particular, the applications being scrutinized will be submitted voluntarily by the inventors or assignees. There may be an inclination to submit only what may be perceived to be "stronger" patent applications, which may not be reflective of the typical quality of patent application one might encounter by random selection. If such selection bias occurs, then the pilot may be expected to produce a lesser ratio of positive (patent quality improving) results than would a public process in which any patent could be subject to public scrutiny.

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