Thursday, May 24, 2007

Google Patent Search

Google now has a patent search feature. According to their FAQ, "Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO—from patents issued in the 1790s through those issued in the middle of 2006. We don’t currently include patent applications, international patents, or U.S. patents issued over the last few months, but we look forward to expanding our coverage in the future." Use the advanced search to search by patent number, inventor, assignee, class/subclass and more. Results include all drawings as well as the textual material.