IdeaCop(tm) by PatenTrakker(tm) Establishes a New Open Opposition Patent Prior Art Database for All Pending US Patents

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As a public service, the PatenTrakker(tm) Division of Trakker Technologies, Inc., of Golf, Illinois, USA, has commenced publication of prior art patents for all newly published USPTO Patent Applications, commencing with those issued on or after January 5, 2006.

As a public service, the PatenTrakker(tm) Division of Trakker Technologies, Inc., of Golf, Illinois, USA, has commenced publication of prior art patents for ALL newly published USPTO Patent Applications, commencing with those issued on or after January 5, 2006.

With the support and resources of Google, we are publishing the art at http://www.ideacop.com in a convenient summary form with links to the objective patent application as well as the IdeaCop(tm) proposed prior art.

In the words of the USPTO Rule §1.56 "Duty to disclose information material to patentability"... "A patent by its very nature is affected with a public interest. The public interest is best served, and the most effective patent examination occurs when, at the time an application is being examined, the Office is aware of and evaluates the teachings of all information material to patentability. Each individual associated with the filing and prosecution of a patent application has a duty of candor and good faith in dealing with the Office, which includes a duty to disclose to the Office all information known to that individual to be material to patentability as defined in this section. The duty to disclose information exists with respect to each pending claim until the claim is cancelled or withdrawn from consideration, or the application becomes abandoned."

We are doing this to allow the applicants and their legal counsel an opportunity to review all potentially materially relevant prior art so as to meet their obligations to comply fully with the USPTO Rule §1.56 during the time of patent prosecution and prior to issuance by the Office.

Our posted reports are by design limited to fifteen references. Although this may not be the optimal number for every case, we have limited the number to fifteen as a compromise on space and time constraints.

Due to normal web based database latency considerations, propagation of the individual references may not be real time, however, our goal is to have the references published within a couple of days of the date of publication of the patent in question by the USPTO.

Additionally, we are able and willing to provide prior art on any existing issued patents on request to info@patentrakker.com

We invite feedback and comments.

PatenTrakker(tm) Division

Trakker Technologies, Inc.

P O BOX 152

GOLF IL 60029-0152

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