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August 27, 2008

U.S. Patent Office to Expand and Extend "Peer to Patent"

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) plans to extend the duration and expand the scope of the "Peer to Patent" pilot program, which provides a kind of peer review for pending patent applications. So far, 31 patent applications have been examined under the relatively new program, which has been extended by another twelve months and will now include business method patent applications in addition to computer-related patent applications.

Posted by Robert at August 27, 2008 6:00 AM
category: Intellectual Property Law


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