About This Blog

Automating Invention is Robert Plotkin's blog on the impact of computer-automated inventing on the future of invention and patent law.

Click here for latest videos.

News Feeds

« Robot Design for the Masses | Main | Quotation Day at Automating Invention »

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

Comments

Post a comment

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


Remember me?