Google Patent Search Upgrade Adds Prior Art & Scholar Results

Google Patent Search Upgrade Adds Prior Art & Scholar Results


Google announced they have upgraded the Google Patent Search algorithm, interfaces and features to help with the ever-growing number of patent applications and the growing number of litigations around patents.

Google Patent Search uses non-patent prior art by cataloguing it, while using the same scheme that applies to patents. Also Google simplified the interface by providing one location for all patent-related searching and “intuitive search fields,” Google said.

Google added, “We hope this tool will make patent examination more efficient and help stop bad patents from issuing which would be good for innovation and benefit the public.”


People watch

It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.