Tuesday, September 04, 2007

BPAI Decisions are now Text-Searchable

The PTO has announced (link) that a text searching capability is now available for searching publicly available final decisions of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that are posted on the Board’s Final Decision FOIA web page (link). This web page is accessible via the Board’s web page on the USPTO’s web site.

Specifically, the database of final Board decisions that are posted on the Final Decision FOIA web page will be searched for a text string entered into a text search field and the identity of any decision(s) containing the string will be returned.

Any questions or comments concerning this text searching feature should be directed to the Board’s Chief Administrative Officer at (571) 272-9797.

2 Comentários:

Anonymous said...

Does it work? (I tried it.) But they've been text-searchable for a long time on Google.

Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog said...

I think it works pretty well (especially if you're tracking KSR decisions). To be honest, I haven't tried the Google route recently. Earlier in the year I was told about Google, but I had limited success finding specific decisions.

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