1487449 story Patent Reviews Via Wiki 84 Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday August 16, 2006 @10:58PM from the patents-of-the-many dept. unboring writes "Fortune reports on a pilot program where the patent approval process would be opened to outsiders for review. Reviewers can vote and discuss on different proposals, through say a wiki. Given the many (recent and past) patent approval fiascos, this seems like a good idea. It'll be interesting to see how they would deal with the issues faced by Wikipedia."