CrowdIPR: Intellectual Property Research Tool Relies On The Crowds

Posted on Apr 3 2012 - 12:26pm by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pratibha is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.

CrowdIPR intend to assist everyone by means of their ‘prior art’ explore, by gather information on intellectual property through crowdsourcing. Businesses or industrialists who have come up with a new initiative or product can sign up to CrowdIPR and place the details of their projects on the site. Other users can then offer information about related brands that already present in the form of patent documents or academic research. Every reply can be commented on and rated, with the researchers offering the nearly all appropriate references and users provide the most precious feedback being rewarded with ‘karma’ points or cash.

Persons seem to utilize the site for intellectual property research – also called ‘prior art’ research – can sign up to the Basic package for free, which suggests up to 30 references, or the Professional option for USD 200 per project, which consist of unlimited references ,rankings data a& web and phone support. In the future, CrowdIPR endeavor to initiate its Expert package, which will facilitate users to get help carrying out investigations even as keeping their idea secret to only the most talented site researchers.

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