USPTO's Peer-to-Patent program ends; what are lessons learned?

Friday - 7/24/2009, 4:14pm EDT

Dr. Mark Webbink

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Three years ago, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office began a unique program that some are saying changed the way government works.

The Peer-to-Patent program opened the patent examination process to public participation for the first time.

FederalNewsRadio has been telling you about this. We spoke about it with Beth Noveck, currently the deputy U.S. CTO, earlier this year. (Learn more about Noveck's book.)

Now we turn to Dr. Mark Webbink is Executive Director of the Peer-to-Patent program and tells us what's coming up next.

(Read the first anniversary report.) (pdf)

(Read the second anniversary report.) (pdf)