In our new site's "About" page we have this:
Ask Patents is a collaboratively edited Q&A site for patent experts and inventors to:
- Solicit help finding prior art that might apply to a patent or application
- Get answers to hard questions about specific patents
- Ask questions about the the US patent system or process
I've bolded the third bullet point which almost casually drops in the US qualifier. I can't seem to find anywhere else on the site detailing more specifically whether questions about the patent systems of other parts of the world are on- or off-topic.
If the site is US-only, which may or may not make sense given the ties it apparnetly has to US organizations, I think it should be more prominently stated right on the front page if not in the site's title.
Relatedly, would it be fair game to propose SE sites on say EU patents, or patents for "everywhere but USA" etc?