Patent Office to Brief Public on Peer-Review Initiative

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold a briefing on May 12, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the agency’s Madison building. The USPTO has created a partnership with academia and the private sector to launch an online, peer review pilot project that seeks to ensure that patent examiners will have improved access to all available prior art during the patent examination process.

As a follow-up to the February 16th meeting, this briefing will focus on further developing previously discussed initiatives as well as answering the question of what constitutes valid prior art and a greater in-depth analysis of the peer review pilot project that is under consideration.

An agenda is available online. Registration is strongly encouraged; register by e-mail at

USPTO to Hold Briefing on Patent Peer Review Pilot Project

Friday, May 12, 2006

9:00 am -12:00 noon

Madison Auditorium, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

USPTO Headquarters

Madison Auditorium, South Side

600 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

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05/09/2006 at 08:45

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