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Uspto Partners With Nasa's Center For Collaborative Innovation and Topcoder

USPTO headquarters, Alexandria, VA

The United States Patent and Trademark Office will work with American universities under the USPTO/AUTM Patent Examiners Training Initiative.

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The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), working with the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation and TopCoder, recently launched PatentLabeling2, the second in a series of phased innovation competitions aimed at modernizing tools for patent examination.

"This initiative is the latest illustration of our desire to collaborate with the stakeholder community to improve the patent system," says USPTO director David Kappos.

PatentLabeling2 will challenge competitors to integrate and enhance the best original algorithms into a variety of hybrids and novel solutions to address the problems of patent search and identification. Code entries will automatically be scored based on their ability to enhance performance based test data.

PatentLabeling2 offers $10,000 in prizes for the top five winners, and builds upon the winning solutions from the earlier competition round by seeking algorithms that can automatically identify and pinpoint specific elements within millions of patent documents.

From U.S. Patent & Trademark Office 
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