IP Australia supports Knowledge Transfer and Retention Forum
18 May 2010
A forthcoming forum will feature a discussion on how IP Australia has used Web 2.0 technology to enable the community to pool their knowledge and potentially improve patent decision making.
Paulette Paterson, Manager of Strategic Planning and Corporate Reporting at IP Australia will be presenting a case study on IP Australia's Peer-to-patent project at the Knowledge Transfer and Retention Forum on the 24 May.
Peer-to-Patent Australia was launched in conjunction with Queensland University of Technology Australia, on 9 December 2009. The project is designed to test whether a volunteer peer community, coming together via the web, can identify prior art to assist our patent examiners with their decision-making.
To date, the trial has attracted a community of 126 reviewers who have identified, researched and rated prior art documents and participated in discussions on patent applications. The trial is now in its second phase.
As part of her keynote address Paulette will discuss:
- opening up knowledge flows to drive innovation
- the patent information system as knowledge flow
- using Web 2.0 to channel information between expert communities and invigorate the patent examination process
- expertise and democracy: closing the gap
The Knowledge Transfer and Retention Forum will take a closer look at the current state of knowledge transfer and retention across a range of organisations.
Last Updated: 15/9/2012