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Patents and COVID-19: the new platform launched by USPTO

date: 31.05.2020
Area: Intellectual Property

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently launched a new online platform called Patents 4 Partnership, which allows the public to access an entire archive of patents (or published patent applications) on various technologies related to the prevention, treatment or diagnosis of the COVID-19 virus. The system is designed to facilitate the licensing of such patents, thus facilitating the development and commercialisation of the ideas, innovations and technologies covered by them and contributing to the fight against the ongoing health emergency. The platform also represents an important meeting place where patent holders can get in touch with those interested in investing in the practical implementation of the teachings contained therein.

Patents 4 Partnership currently lists more than 200 patents or patent applications pending in the United States, covering a wide variety of technologies such as “Methods for Treating Coronavirus Infection” or “Rapid, Highly Practical Viral Diagnostics”. The platform, whose information is taken from some US public sources, allows users to perform a quick and intuitive search among different patents (e.g. by keyword, inventor’s name, date of patent issue, etc.). The USPTO invited users to submit their comments and urged patent holders on technologies “reasonably related to the prevention, treatment, diagnosis, protection or alleviation of coronavirus symptoms in general” to add their contribution to the system by filling in a simple form available on the official page (at the following web address: https://developer.uspto.gov/ipmarketplace/search/patents).

Patents and COVID-19: the new platform launched by USPTO

date: 31.05.2020
Area: Intellectual Property

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently launched a new online platform called Patents 4 Partnership, which allows the public to access an entire archive of patents (or published patent applications) on various technologies related to the prevention, treatment or diagnosis of the COVID-19 virus. The system is designed to facilitate the licensing of such patents, thus facilitating the development and commercialisation of the ideas, innovations and technologies covered by them and contributing to the fight against the ongoing health emergency. The platform also represents an important meeting place where patent holders can get in touch with those interested in investing in the practical implementation of the teachings contained therein.

Patents 4 Partnership currently lists more than 200 patents or patent applications pending in the United States, covering a wide variety of technologies such as “Methods for Treating Coronavirus Infection” or “Rapid, Highly Practical Viral Diagnostics”. The platform, whose information is taken from some US public sources, allows users to perform a quick and intuitive search among different patents (e.g. by keyword, inventor’s name, date of patent issue, etc.). The USPTO invited users to submit their comments and urged patent holders on technologies “reasonably related to the prevention, treatment, diagnosis, protection or alleviation of coronavirus symptoms in general” to add their contribution to the system by filling in a simple form available on the official page (at the following web address: https://developer.uspto.gov/ipmarketplace/search/patents).