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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. }.

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