Solution Title: Community Patent Initiative
Category: Patent Quality Initiative
Contributor: International Business Machines, Inc. (IBM)
Abstract: Sponsored by IBM, and in conjunction with the USPTO, the Community Patent Project seeks to create a peer review system for patents that exploits network technology to enable innovation experts to inform the patent examination procedure. In every field of scientific endeavor, peer review is a critical quality control mechanism to improve innovation. Throughout the public sector both peer review and citizen consultation are either legally mandated or practiced as a way to inform policymaking.