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Update: We have launched the reviewer/facilitator registration site for the June pilot. By signing up now, members of the community can stay in the loop with development and launch updates. Please visit to sign up. Email with any questions about participation.

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Papers & Presentations

Project Summary

Project Summary (February 2007) PDF (26 Pages)

The Theory Behind the Practice -
Community Patent Review Article

Beth Simone Noveck, "Peer to Patent": Collective Intelligence, Open Review and Patent Reform, 20 Harv. J. L & Tech. 123 (2006) (40 Pages)

Related Articles

Manny Schecter, Prior Art: Open Collaboration Is Medicine for Our Ailing Patent System, BNA's Pat., Trademark & Copy. Jour., Oct. 20, 2006

Research Questions and Metrics

Community Patent Review Research Questions and Metrics (Draft Dec 1, 2006) (4 Pages)

Selected Presentations

Manny Schecter, "US Pilot Results," Presentation at Marcus Evans IP Law Summit (June, 2008) - 39 Pages PDF

Eric Hestenes, "Web 2.0 and Social Components in Governmnet" - 37 Pages PDF

Manny Schecter, "Business Methods Partnership" (May, 2008) - 36 Pages PDF

Jack Harvey, Presentation at AIPLA Spring Meeting (May 14, 2008) - 10 Pages PDF

Beth Noveck, "Peer-to-Patent: Community Patent Review Pilot Program," Presentation to Licensing Executives Society (October 2007) - 35 Pages PDF

Beth Noveck, "Innovation and Public Participation," (July 25, 2007) - 33 Pages PDF

Beth Noveck, “Peer to Patent”: Community Patent Review - Patent Quality and Public Participation, (May 15, 2007) - 40 Pages PDF

Eric Hestenes, "Peer to Patent": Practicing Web 2.0 in Government, (May 8, 2007) - 33 Pages PDF

Beth Noveck, "Peer to Patent": Participation Driving Innovation, (Mar. 26, 2007) - 27 Pages PDF

Marc Williams, ITIF- Community Patent Review and Patent Reform, (Mar. 26, 2007) - 9 Pages PDF

Chaomei Chen, Visualization Workshop, (Dec. 12, 2006) - 8 Pages PDF

Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, People, Patents, and Visualization, (Dec. 12. 2006) - 8 Pages PDF(

Marti Hearst, Information Visualization for Peer Patent Examination, (Dec. 7, 2006) - 11 Pages PDF

Clay Shirky, Community Patent Reputation, (Dec. 7, 2006) - 7 Pages PDF

Paul Resnick, Ratings, Reputations, and Prediction Markets for Peer Patent Examination, (Dec. 3, 2006) - 11 Pages PDF

Manny Schecter, Esq., Community Patent Review - Addressing the Challenges, presented at Chicago IPO Meeting (Sep. 11, 2006) - 168K PDF File

Beth Noveck, Community Patent Review Presentation at Chicago IPO Meeting (Sep. 11, 2006) - 478K PDF

Beth Noveck, Proposed Pilot with Graphical Mock-ups, presented at USPTO (May 12, 2006) - PDF

Marc Ehrlich, Esq., Presentation on Community Patent Review, presented at USPTO (Dec. 5, 2005)
1.78 MB PPT File

Legal Issues

Community Patent Review and Willful Infringement - PDF - Sep. 11, 2006 (4 Pages)
Yeen C. Tham, NYLS

Community Patent Review and Inequitable Conduct - PDF - Aug. 11, 2006 (7 Pages)
Matthew Cuttler, NYLS

Scientific Peer Review in the Public Sector - PDF - Dec. 5, 2005 (11 Pages)
Mohammed Y. Kashef, NYLS

Scholarly Articles

Lending a Hand: The Need for Public Participation in Patent Examination and Beyond
Matthew John Duane