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Open source community launches peer-to-patent project

Eileen McDermott, New York

A new effort to make prior art for software inventions more accessible to USPTO examiners highlights a growing trend towards so-called crowdsourcing in the patent community

Open Invention Network, the Software Freedom Law Center and the Linux Foundation launched the Linux Defenders programme last week by to increase patent quality for software inventions and reduce litigation.

By soliciting prior art to aid in the rejection of...

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