Peer-to-Patent could use your help
February 25th, 2008

Peer-to-patent could use some smartmobbing. Beth Noveck writes:

…I’d appreciate any help you can lend to get the word out again about the opportunity for public participation in the examination of patent applications. This is our ONE chance to prove to the USPTO that this should be an open process by demonstrating that the public will participate.

Some applications here that should be of interest even to the non-specialist. Note the invention by Whitfield Diffie, Method for Generating Mnemonic Random Passcodes. That might be a fun one to challenge

Subject: New Applications on Peer-to-Patent Need Your Help

Thanks to you, Peer-to-Patent has already put before the USPTO, in connection with a few dozen applications in the pilot, more than 3 times the number of prior art submissions than the Office received for all patent applications last year. But there is still more work to be done.

Peer-to-Patent is hosting a number of applications that need your expertise! There are currently 12 applications covering a wide array of inventions:

Method for configuring a windfarm network
(Submitted by GE, available for review until February 21, 2008)
Technique to modify a timer
(Submitted by Intel, available for review until February 28, 2008)
Cross-cutting detection of event patterns
(Submitted by IBM, available for review until March 6, 2008)
User interface paradigm for manufacturing applications
(Submitted by GE, available for review until March 13, 2008)
Computer compliance system and method
(Submitted by GE, available for review until March 13, 2008)
Vector length tracking mechanism
(Submitted by Intel, available for review until March 27, 2008)
Method and apparatus for determining the switch port to which an end-node device is connected
(Submitted by HP, available for review until March 27, 2008)
System and method for managing virtual collaboration systems
(Submitted by HP, available for review until March 27, 2008)
Automatic tracking of user data and reputation checking
(Submitted by Microsoft, available for review until March 27, 2008)
Relocating page tables
(Submitted by Sun Microsystems, available for review until April 3, 2008)

Method for generating mnemonic random passcodes
(Submitted by Sun Microsystems, available for review until April 17, 2008)
Method for resource sharing in a multiple pipeline environment
(Submitted by IBM, available for review until April 17, 2008)

Descriptions for each of the applications can be found here.

The success of Peer-to-Patent depends upon participation from a knowledgeable, diverse community. If you know anyone who might be interested in these applications, please forward this on to them or ask them to visit www.peertopatent.org!


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