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.
This event will be live streamed. In person attendance is by invitation only.