If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
Something that could help would be an "Open Source" inventors pool. It could be an area in a Wiki for great ideas and inventions that people want to share and get credit for, with the realization that they aren't going to patent them. They would be in the public domain in a place that would eventually be included in patent searchs, a repository of prior art. People could also contribute other prior art, with links to references.