US patent office seeks aid to spot bogus patent claims
2012-10-26
 

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US patent office seeks aid to spot bogus patent claims

2012-10-26
US patent office seeks aid to spot bogus patent claims

    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.

    eople will also be able to flag up applications on the site which they think are bogus.

The site runs Google software to finds examples of older inventions - "prior art" - to filter out fake claims.

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(BBC NEWS)

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