Friday, February 09, 2007

New Search Tool: Patent Monkey

A new patent search tool was launched this month called Patent Monkey, and it's worth checking out. Started in part by former USPTO examiner Paul Graham, the search engine has a pretty interesting interface that I think works well. Features include:

  • Fully searchable US patent text database
  • Front page navigation with user-selectable Claims, Abstract or Description section in quick view window
  • Patent status is presented on each patent page so you know which ones are abandoned and expired
  • Create, save and share lists of patents (folders) with your colleagues via the web as well as on blogs
  • Download any single patent PDF for free or bulk download PDFs from a folder as a time saving upgrade
If I have a nit to pick, it would be the purple text, which gets kind of hard to look at after a while. But the interface is pretty intuitive and I like the fact they modeled it partly on the "shoes" that were formerly used at the PTO. They also have a blog that covers various patent-related topics.

Search on Patent Monkey here.

1 Comentário:

Challengers said...

Looks Interesting thanks for the information. I plan to refer this page in my blog for Patent searches.

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