Improving the patent system: Peer to Patent project on Second Life
by Andy Oram
The US Patent and Trademark Office wants your help. Through the Peer to Patent project you can look for prior art, discuss its relevance with other people in your field, and tell the patent office why they should take it into consideration--and you'll be listened to.
At noon Pacific time today (June 18), members of the Peer-to-Patent project team will discuss the project on the New York Law School's Democracy Island in Second Life. This is sure to be informative for anyone interested in public policy regarding inventions, and perhaps a memorable occasion in a project that could change how government interacts with citizens.