Will ‘wisdom of crowds’ reform patent process?
Pilot 'Peer-to-Patent' program could help reduce costly patent litigation, proponents say
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Some of the biggest players in the technology industry complain that the U.S. patent system is broken, putting too many patents of dubious merit in the hands of people who can use them to drag companies to court. And that, in turn, raises software costs and adds uncertainty for schools and consumers. Now, an experimental program launched with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and backed by the technology industry aims to change that. Read more with registration.