Source: Stack Exchange Blog
Friday, September 21, 2012
AskPatents.com: A Stack Exchange To Prevent Bad Patents
Ask Patents is a new Stack Exchange site launching [20 September 2012] that allows anyone to participate in the patent examination process. It’s a collaborative effort, supported by Stack Exchange, the US Patent and Trademark Office, and the Google Patent Search team. It’s very exciting, because it is opening up a process that has been conducted behind closed doors for over 200 years.