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April 29, 2011

Patents Search in Google's Sidebar

Google added a new feature to the sidebar: patents search. You no longer have to visit Google Patents to search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus since you can just click "patents" in the vertical navigation menu. Here's an example.

It may seem like a minor improvement, but this shows that Google's specialized search engines will be available from the sidebar. At some point, you'll no longer have to visit Gmail to find a contact, Google Docs to find a file or Android Market to find an Android app.

{ Thanks, Fran├žois, Andrew and Herin. }.


  1. searching gmail, google chat, google docs from google search will be a game changer

  2. Special For Steve Jobs Only =D

  3. I would like a search aardvark option for answers to questions not easily found by searching the internet... of course I would have to check back with my email at some point...but, aardvark is underutilized and I think people would come to appreciate it more by having it more visible...