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Patents for Humanity feedback

The USPTO recently concluded Patents for Humanity, a 12 month pilot program on humanitarian uses of patented technology.  Given the substantial support from the private sector, public interest groups, and the U.S. government, we are considering continuing the program.  To that end, we would appreciate your feedback on the pilot phase, specifically:

  1. What worked well in the pilot?
  2. What areas could we improve for future programs?

Any comments on the program rules, selection process, communications, awards, or other features are welcomed.

In your comments, please identify your (organization’s) relationship to the Patents for Humanity program: applicant, supporter, observer, or any other designation that you feel is appropriate. 

Please send your responses to patentsforhumanity@uspto.gov by Fri June 14, 2013.