Peer-to-Patent Australia trial to enter second phase
9 Feb 2010
Australia's first Peer-to-Patent pilot project is approaching its half-way point.
The patent applications currently on the Peer-to-Patent Australia website will be open for peer review until 9 March 2010. The second phase of the project will then commence, with a new set of patent applications becoming available on the website for peer review.
IP Australia and Queensland University of Technology invite appropriately qualified people to contribute to the second phase of this groundbreaking pilot project. Members of the public are encouraged to join the online peer community to review the patent applications and to identify prior art. Patent applications in the fields of business methods and computer software are also encouraged to be put forward.
The pilot has made a successful start, following its launch in December 2009. The community of reviewers has identified 27 prior art references and contributed 57 comments in the first eight weeks of operation.
The Peer-to-Patent Australia trial is aimed at supporting the patent examination process, creating a more robust patent system and improving the validity of granted patents.
Patent applicants who wish to put forward a patent application to be peer reviewed should contact Ben McEniery at QUT on (07) 3138 2833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register as a peer reviewer, visit the Peer-to-Patent Australia website at www.peertopatent.org.au. For other inquiries contact Paulette Paterson at IP Australia on (02) 6283 2749 or email Paulette.email@example.com.
Last Updated: 15/9/2012