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11:24 am on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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With Google Patent Search, you can now search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you.

2:17 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Best new Google thing I've seen.

Can't see the enlarged images in Firefox on Windows though. I get a big gray screen.

A Little Off-Topic But:
I tried running a patents search for "Google Search" and got a lugnut with a skull insignia . . . which showed the inventors other patents . . . Yeah, apparently you can put a skull on anything and get it approved as a patent, including "pasta." This is awesome.

6:09 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That is a massive improvement to the old existing USPTO search facility - really good quality stuff by Google.
6:24 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Very nicely done Google, Thanks!

Not only is google providing a great service, they are saving US taxpayers the gazillion dollars that the US government would inevitably spend trying build something that would be inferior. Thanks!

6:29 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just to point out that there are a couple of sites doing this and similar already.

It's just a pet-peeve of mine when Google does something (high profile) and other sites who have already been doing the same thing (lower profile, no billions $, no hype) don't get the props they deserve.

8:25 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)



>> Just to point out that there are a couple of sites doing this and similar already

now they will be suffering from a dupe penalty :)

8:52 pm on Dec 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I wanted to see how detailed the search results are so I did a search in the regular search box for a patent I own and entered: 1) one word contained in the title, 2) one word contained in the claims section, 3) my last name, and 4) the year the patent was awarded.

Unfortunately no results returned even though all information is on the patent page. When I dropped the year the results appeared.

Despite this, I think overall it is much more convenient than the USPTO site, especially for locating images.

5:08 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I did a search on a fairly unique word I know is in a friend's patent, and his first name.

One result.

Not only did Google find it, but the search terms were highlighted in the (graphic?) pages of the patent... real neat.

11:12 pm on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you put "Google" into the search field, the first result popping up is: "SANITARY DEVICE FOR REPELLING MOSQUITOES AND OTHER INSECTS".

I guess it's about spammers.

11:34 pm on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That's an unfair criticism -- but it's still funny nonetheless. The "bugs" patent is from 1927 and is owned by person named CHAULES P. GOOGLE. I'd say that's a good search result -- even one with 80 years of authority built up.
5:18 am on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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they are saving US taxpayers the gazillion dollars that the US government would inevitably spend trying build something that would be inferior.

he he... one can't help but think of privatization of Social Security!

This is great - has helped me find a few things that I was looking for, but previously unable to find!

They should add it to the Special Searches [google.com] Page.

[edited by: Chico_Loco at 5:19 am (utc) on Dec. 22, 2006]