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US patent office seeks aid to spot bogus patent claims

startling (717697) writes | about 2 years ago

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startling (717697) writes "Members of the public are being asked by the US Patent Office to help weed out bogus patent applications. It wants the public to contribute to a website that will spot applications for patents on technologies that have already been invented. The website, called Ask Patents, will be run by US firm Stack Exchange that has a track record of operating Q&A websites."
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