Paul DiGiammarino is the President of Article One Partners a VC backed innovation platform that seeks to improve patent quality through the use of the Wisdom of Crowds. Prior to working for Article One, Paul was in the Senior Management Team of Anaqua and helped build the consulting firm American Management Systems.

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.