Law Professor Proposes Innovative Use of P2P Technology for Patent Review

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 14, 2005

Peer to Patent (PtoP): A Modest Proposal, by Beth Simone Noveck

  • The patent system is broken…This modest proposal harnesses social reputation and collaborative filtering technology to create a peer review system of scientific experts ruling on innovation. The idea of blue ribbon panels or advisory committees is not new. But the suggestion to use social reputation software – think Friendster, Linked in, eBay reputation points — to make such panels big enough, diverse enough and democratic enough to replace the patent examiner is.”
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