Tuesday, August 20, 2013

EPO documents in google patents

After USPTO, recently Google added in its patent search engine also EPO documents.
Data are based on espacenet and register, and shows out all available data, but patent families.

see FI

Goggle do not only reoganizes the data but also introduces some original features like:
- find prior arts: looks for previous applications with some keywords extracted from patent title;
- seeks for questions about patent: if tagged on http://patents.stackexchange.com
- allows surfing by inventor, applicant

Part of data are also made more user friendly like stadnardization of inventor name and applicant name, but also description for legal event codes have been added.