Saturday, November 8, 2014

USPTO Crowdsourcing for Prior Art Roundtable on December 2, 2014

The USPTO is conducting a roundtable to get public input on its use of crowdsourcing to find prior art.

The USPTO will discuss: (1) how it can use the crowdsourcing tool to find prior art to improve the quality of issued patents; (2) ways it can use private sector solutions to provide that prior art to examiners; and (3) responses to the March 19, 2014 crowdsourcing notice and April 10, 2014 crowdsourcing roundtable. Also see crowdsourced non-patent literature hosting.

See Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on USPTO Use of Crowdsourcing to Identify Relevant Prior Art.

The roundtable will be held at the Moot Court Room, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 from 1 pm to 5 pm EST, December 2, 2014. The meeting will be also webcast.

Signing up is by email

November 18, 2014: speaking requests

November 25, 2014: requests to attend the roundtable or webcast

December 9, 2014: written comment on topics identified or discussed at the roundtable

For details visit the Crowdsourcing Roundtable page on the USPTO website or contact Mr. Harvey, Director, TC 2800 at 571-272-8004 or email

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