The current innovation and intellectual property system is faced with serious problems as the total number of patent filings is increasing (3,71M in 2003 v. 6,37M in 2008) and innovation processes are globalizing at a rapid pace. The information overload and fragmentation has caused a massive patent backlog as well a significant increase in the amount of patent litigation.
Targeting the real needs of patent professionals and technology firms, CrowdIPR aims to provide creative and cost-effective solution to the expanding issues. CrowdIPR is an intelligent crowdsourcing platform for technology and prior art research. By utilizing the knowledge and skills of technology professionals from all across the world, CrowdIPR provides a collective research power not matched by traditional methods. Each research project is conducted by independent researchers from all over the world, allowing for a truly global approach to technology searches.
A closed beta is scheduled for launch in august and we are currently recruiting researchers as well as collecting potential project proposals. Visit www.crowdipr.com and submit your email address to be among the first to be contacted. If you have a potential research project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission of projects during the private beta is free of charge.