Benjamin Gibert currently works as a research consultant at Oxfirst Limited. He has worked on consulting projects with high technology companies and the European Patent Office among others. He received a Msc with distinction in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford.

How to Improve Patent Quality by Using Crowd Sourcing

Worldwide filings of patent applications and the ensuing invalidation requests have seen staggering growth over the last decade. The result is increasing patent backlog, deteriorating patent quality and an uncertain economic environment. This article briefly describes the crowdsourcing phenomenon and then details how it can aid patent review.