The Albany Law School Science and Technology Law Center and the Licensing Executives Society/Tech Valley hosted a briefing on the Peer-to-Patent pilot program, which uses a web-based system to create an open network for community peer review of patent applications. The goal of the program is to improve the overall quality of issued patents.
The briefing took place on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Matthew Bender Classroom, with a networking reception afterwards. Event participants included Manny Schecter, Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney, Intellectual Property Law, IBM, and Mark Webbink, Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School.
This program was free and open to the public, and CLE credits were available for a fee.
For more information on the Peer-to-Patent project, an initiative of the New York Law School Institute for Information Law & Policy in collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, please visit http://www.peertopatent.org/.