Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Have you seen those cartoon-looking commercials that come on mid-day during the "Jerry Springer" and/or Maury shows where they show some prehistoric dude accidentally inventing the wheel. Some guy in a suit then comes on screen and offers to protect your invention. Has anyone ever called one of these companies? Just curious.

Anyway if you ever wanted to search the database of United States patents, then you should check out GOOGLE PATENTS.

The datebase of Google Patents covers the entire collection of patents made available by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)—from patents issued in the 1790s through those issued in the middle of 2006. Unfortunately, the database does not include patent applications, international patents, or U.S. patents issued over the last few months, but Google says that it will expand coverage in the future.

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