Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Quick note: 

Much of the discussion of patent quality or patent reform, fundamentally depends on the quality of the art available to those making the determination of patentability. Ensuring that every relevant document which could potentially invalidate a given application is considered both by the applicant in making a filing determination, and the examiner in determining claim scope and patentability in an examination, is one of the most critical inputs to the patent process. 

With respect to this goal, one of the most useful new sites for patent professionals is Intellogist from Landon IP (one of the firms the USPTO uses for outside PCT searching assistance). It provides a free online repository of patent searching resources and IP software package reviews. While some content still needs to be updated, as is, it seems to be a very useful resource. 


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