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Welcome to the Open Source as Prior Art Project Wiki.

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Contents

Introduction

The topic of this Project is: Open Source as Prior Art (should probably be renamed to FLOSS as Prior Art, just to be neutral about some political/social issues). Thus you need to know what FLOSS and Prior Art is. Here you can find some basic information:

Projects

Things that can be done right now

Use already existing publications as Prior Art

HowTo search for Prior Art in the Internet ( HowTo search for Prior Art in the Internet )
This HowTo is a step-by-step guide on how you could perform a coordinated search for Prior Art in the Internet.
Prior Art meta-search engine
(will be) a system to aid your search for Prior Art
Example Prior Art search
An example where the HowTo search for Prior Art is used on one specific patent
Publication Categorization
If you have no idea, what kind of software might be used as Prior Art for a specific patent, then look here. Basicly this is a mapping between USPTO categories and FLOSS categories.
Request for Prior Art Mailinglist
This might become a mailinglist where you can ask for associations to specific patents. So more people might help you to find appropriate starting-points for your Prior Art research.
Timestamping & Date Forensics

Make electronic data more valuable as Prior Art

Guideline for Developers
What can you do to ensure your program can be used as Prior Art in 20 years
Tagging Prototype
Easier searching for Prior Art (or for reusing appropriate code in your own project)
OSSTag
A Social Tagging Engine
Timestamping & Date Forensics

USPTO and Prior Art

  • Proposed Rule Changes to Focus the Patent Process in the 21st Century, Januar 2006 (link)

General

  • CAPAS - Computer Aided Prior Art Search
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Milestones - General Project goals -- what people can do to help
  • Glossary - Words, phrases, and acronyms explained
  • Out of Scope - Patent reform alternatives outside the scope of this project

Recent Events

Tagging Workshop September 2006

Tagging Workshop 2006 Sep - agenda + attendees + presentations + conclusions


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ideas_for_implementation

pt_meta

<< Public Timestamp


Which meta-information for files getting timestamped do we store

All infos are optional, but in my prevalent-implementation i required that any three options had to be specified, but no specific one was required.

These are of course additional to the hash-values, which are required :)

osstag

taggee

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General

Taggee is a platform independent tagging server. It has an HTTP interface for easy integration with applications in need of tagging and even has an HTML interface for use as a standalone bookmark server.

out_of_scope

We'd like to collect a series of pointers to other projects who's work is considered "Out of Scope" for the Open Source as Prior Art initiative.

cvs

Publication: The code was publicly released to mod.sources on June 23, 1986 (cited /

public_timestamp

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