Thursday, July 19, 2007

Peer-to-patent: 1078 reviewers produced 32 pieces of prior art

IPJur notes that "1078 People Have Signed Up To Be Reviewers" for peer-to-patent and asks Should this figure be seen as a disappointing turnout or are roughly a thousand reviewers at the end of the first month of regular operation of the website a sign of growing success? IPBiz says, why not take a look at the quality of the comments made by the reviewers?

A statistics page notes that there are now seven applications up, and 32 pieces of prior art have been cited. The statistics page notes two apps by Intel: 11/291378 and 11/286585.

IPBiz notes that the '378 app (published app 20070130448) was filed by CAVEN & AGHEVLI; c/o INTELLEVATE. The first claim of the '378 states: A method comprising: monitoring an access to a stack pointer to update a stack tracker structure; using information stored in the stack tracker structure to generate a distance value corresponding to a relative distance between a load instruction and a previous store instruction within a store buffer; and using the distance value to provide source data for the load instruction.

IPBiz notes that the '585 app (published app 20070118696) was filed by INTEL CORPORATION;c/o INTELLEVATE, LLC. The first claim of the '585 states: An apparatus comprising: a register tracker to generate a pre-computation slice; and a pre-computation engine to execute the pre-computation slice.

For those unfamiliar with intellevate, Intellevate is a leader in software and outsourcing services helping the intellectual property community. Based in Minneapolis and with offices in India, Intellevate employs 85 employees. Its subsidiaries include: FoundationIP, PortfolioIP, and Intellevate India.

Thus, Intel might be using peer-to-patent to evaluate the quality of outsourced patent applications.

IPBiz finds eight (8) applications up as of July 19. The GE application still leads the commentary.

See also

Bringing Peer Review to Patents

Inadvertent Argument Against Peer-to-Patent


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