Prior Art Archive Launch

Harry G. Traver [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

October 3, 2018
9:00am — 1:30pm

The Prior Art Archive is a new, open access system that allows anyone to upload their prior work and make it easily searchable by patent examiners. Currently, patent examiners face barriers to finding and reviewing large swaths of existing prior art. This MIT-hosted and publicly accessible archive was created in collaboration with the USPTO and Cisco to address some of those barriers. We aim to make it easy for anyone to get their prior art in front of examiners and, as a result, significantly improve the quality of issued patents.

Please join MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu for a half-day launch celebration at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 


9am | Breakfast and networking
9:30am | Introduction
10:15am | Presentation/demo
10:45am | Expert panel
12pm | Lunch and networking
1:30pm | Adjourn

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