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Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou
Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou
Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou
Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou
Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou
Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou
Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou
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Crowd Review to Save US Patent Trademark Office by Augustine Fou

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Innovation leveraging crowdsourcing is necessary to save the USPTO because traditional processes are not sufficient to keep pace with load.

Innovation leveraging crowdsourcing is necessary to save the USPTO because traditional processes are not sufficient to keep pace with load.

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  • 1. Crowd Review:Necessary Innovation toSave the USPTO Dr. Augustine Fou http://www.linkedin.com/in/augustinefou November 4, 2012.
  • 2. US Patent and Trademarks • Not enough funding or staff to handle the massive surge in applications. • Staff inadequately versed in details and nuances of new technologies and claims • Dramatic increase in time to review and prosecute patents. • Increase in errors and “adverse events” (patents getting issued when clear prior art exists but was not discovered during examination)-2- Augustine Fou
  • 3. YouTubeFlag as Inappropriate Even Google doesn’t have enough staff to review every uploaded video. If enough users flag a video as inappropriate, it is removed automatically.-3- Augustine Fou
  • 4. Amazon Reviews of the Reviews Was this review helpful? Yes | No Users prioritize the most thoughtful reviews to the top If there are hundreds of reviews, it is much more likely to be true (hard for the advertiser to game the system)-4- Augustine Fou
  • 5. QuoraQ&A and Problem-Solving Leveraging subject matter experts; verified by the community via their track record. Collective problem-solving to tackle difficult challenge Ask and answer questions-5- Augustine Fou
  • 6. Crowd Review • Crowdsources the identification of prior art, much of which is not well documented or findable via traditional search methods. • If enough of the audience agrees, we tend towards accuracy via corroboration. • Reduces reliance on a single reviewer’s examination and opinion to determine if a patent is issuable. • Leverages subject matter experts in addition to examiner’s expertise to review the patent application.-6- Augustine Fou
  • 7. So What? “The speed of information has created a situation where the incoming load of patent applications has far outpaced the ability of the old patent review processes to handle; innovation that leverages the crowd is necessary.” - Dr. Augustine Fou-7- Augustine Fou
  • 8. Dr. Augustine Fou – Chief Digital Strategist“I advise clients on optimizing andinnovating business processes inorder to thrive in a new businessenvironment.”FORMER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER, HCG (OMNICOM)MCKINSEY CONSULTANTCLIENT SIDE / AGENCY SIDE EXPERIENCEPROFESSOR AND COLUMNISTENTREPRENEUR / SMALL BUSINESS OWNERPHD MATERIALS SCIENCE (MIT 95) AT AGE 23 ClickZ Articles: http://www.clickz.com/author/1151/augustine-fou Slideshares: http://www.slideshare.net/augustinefou LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/augustinefouNovember 4, 2012 8 acfou@mktsci.com

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