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Peer To Patent is now CLOSED

After 7 months, the UK pilot of Peer To Patent has now closed. Thanks to everybody who got involved!

BLOG: Medical Matters

For this week’s post, I’m stepping in as guest blogger to talk about how we deal with medical (and veterinary) inventions – drugs, medical devices, and methods of using them to...

BLOG: Examining Patents – The end is in sight

So I have now examined your application to make sure it is novel, inventive and not excluded. What’s left to do, you might ask? The final step left to consider is whether the application...

Applications in need

The following applications all have  less than  a week remaining on the website and need your comments:   Method and Apparatus for Arranging Data ...

Urgent applications

The following applications all have under a week remaining on the website and need your comments: A Method for Providing Information to a User of a Motor Vehicle ...

Urgent applications

The following applications all have under 6 days remaining on the website and need your comments:   Allocating communication bandwidth in a heterogeneous...

BLOG: Examining for excluded matter (part 2) - Computer Programs

Firstly, many apologies for the delay in posting – a week off work (yes we are allowed them) meant the return to a pile of work awaiting my return.   As promised in my last...

Urgent applications

The following applications all have under 5 days remaining on the website and need your comments: Tilting a mouse sideways to send additional commands   ...

Urgent applications

The following applications all have under 5 days remaining on the website and need your comments: Tilting a mouse sideways to send additional commands   ...

Half way!

We've just passed the half way point of the Peer To Patent pilot and this can only mean one thing: all the applications have been uploaded to the site!   Of course some of...

Applications 7-12

This is the latest batch of applcations available for your comments:   Displaying event notifications from a first virtual machine when a second virtual machine has control...

Latest applications 1-6

On Wednesday the 14th we added a new batch of applications to the website. Here are the first 6 for you to take a look at:   Authenticating an entity and/or a...

Applications added on the 7th

The following applications were added in the last week. Take a look and see what you think:   Storing and retrieving data from a hash table which has a plurality of columns...

BLOG: Examining for excluded matter

By Nigel Hanley, senior patent examiner at the IPO   As I said in two of my earlier posts on excluded matter, you cannot get a patent for some types of invention.  In those...

Applications 5-10

If you're interested in any of these areas of technology, read the patent application and give us your opinion:   Peripheral control module for low power operation ...

Thursday's applications

Here are two more from this week's upload for you to look at:   A distributed server system includes a table indicating communication relationships between...

Wednesday's new applications

It's that time of the week again and we've added 10 new applications to the site. Here are the first two for you to take a look at: Updating variable size small screen areas in...

Last 4 applications from last week's batch

As we were off enjoying some August sunshine yesterday, here are the remaining 4 applications from the 10 loaded onto the site last Wednesday Managing timing of a protocol stack in a...

Friday's apps

Here are two more of this week's new applications for you to take a look at: Tenant group id access for users to data from an application service provider Method for...

2 more applications

Here are two more of this week's new applications for you to sink your teeth into: Method, apparatus and computer program for stimulating behaviour of thermodynamic systems ...
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Urgent applications

The following applications all have under a week remaining on the website and need...

Peer To Patent is now CLOSED

After 7 months, the UK pilot of Peer To Patent has now closed. Thanks to everybody who...

Applications in need

The following applications all have  less than  a week remaining on the website...