Comments on Use of Crowdsourcing To Identify Relevant Prior Art

The following comments have been submitted in response to Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on USPTO Use of  Crowdsourcing To Identify Relevant Prior Art, published in the Federal Register at 79 Fed. Reg. 67159 (November 12, 2014).

On November 12, 2014, the USPTO published a Federal Register notice announcing a December 2, 2014, roundtable event and soliciting public feedback regarding topics presented in the notice directed to USPTO use of crowdsourcing to identify relevant prior art. The notice set a written comment deadline date of December 9, 2014. The USPTO is extending the comment period to provide interested members of the public with an additional opportunity to submit written comments to the USPTO.

The new deadline for receipt of written comments in response to the November 12, 2014 notice is January 13, 2015.

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