The Patent Research Foundation has developed a program (“Program”) for the purposes of inviting proposals and providing funding for innovative research related to the use of artificial intelligence and data science in the field of patent analytics. The goal of this Program is to provide funding support for research proposals from leading researchers in the fields of artificial intelligence, data science and patent research. This Program is designed to support multidisciplinary experts with strong track records of collaboration and accomplishment in their respective fields. PRF has established an Academic Advisory Board (the “AAB”), consisting of leading independent experts, academics, data scientists and legal practitioners. The AAB will evaluate all Submissions (as defined below) and make funding recommendations. The total amount to be funded by PRF on any one proposal (each, a “Grant”) and the total number of Grants will be determined by PRF based on such AAB recommendations.
Proposal Submission and Review Process
Below outlines the submission (each such proposal submitted, a “Submission”; each such researcher or research team, a “Submitter”) and review processes and how funding for Proposals will be determined:
Proposals will be accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the AAB on a rolling basis. The evaluation process includes a Proposal review and AAB discussions, and generally spans approximately four to six weeks (subject to change by PRF and/or the AAB).
All Submitters shall be required to adhere to the official rules and shall be required to agree to certain terms available in a participation agreement required for each Funded Proposal. A copy of the Official Rules can be found here or obtained by contacting email@example.com.
All Proposal submissions must be on 8 ½” x 11″ paper, using Times New Roman, 12-point font, single spaced, with 1″ margins. Proposals should have the following sections, each of which is limited as set forth below: