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Program Turns To Online Masses To Improve Patents

Publication Date: 
September 14, 2008
Source: 
Associated Press
Author: 
Joelle Tessler

Professor Mark A. Lemley is quoted in an Associated Press article about an online patent search website called Peer-To-Patent designed to make the patenting process easier for inventors:

Professor Lemley comments on the challenges facing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today:

Indeed, said Stanford Law School professor Mark Lemley, the challenge facing the Patent Office is to find a balance between awarding patents in order to encourage innovation without making it too easy to obtain a patent that can be used to abuse the system.