IP.com is already the best place to do free online patent and non-patent literature searching, and now IP.com has entered a partnership with Peer To Patent, in which “Peer To Patent peer reviewers will be provided direct access to many of IP.com’s valuable prior art databases by logging in here with their Peer to Patent project credentials.” This is a great step forward for the growing movement of public assessment of patent claims. Here’s a little more about Peer To Patent:
Peer To Patent is a historic initiative by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that opens the patent examination process to public participation for the first time. Peer to Patent is an online system that aims to improve the quality of issued patents by enabling the public to supply the USPTO with information relevant to assessing the claims of pending patent applications.
This is a great step forward for peer reviewers of patents and other intellectual property.