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July 16, 2015

The New Google Patents

There's a new version of Google Patents that's available at patents.google.com. The interface now uses Material Design, there's a checkbox that lets you search Google Scholar, advanced search options are available in the sidebar and you can quickly navigate between search results, which are now grouped by category. The prior art finder is now properly integrated and no longer uses a different interface.



You can now click the navigation icons at the top of the page to go to the previous or the next search result. Keyboard shortcuts also work: use the left/right arrow keys.


"The new Google Patents helps users find non-patent prior art by cataloguing it, using the same scheme that applies to patents. We've trained a machine classification model to classify everything found in Google Scholar using Cooperative Patent Classification codes. Now users can search for [autonomous vehicles] or [email encryption] and find prior art across patents, technical journals, scientific books, and more," informs Google.

Another change is that you can search for foreign patent documents using English keywords. Patents without English full text are translated using Google Translate, so it's easier to find them.

It's interesting to notice that the old Google Patents is still available if you use this URL: https://www.google.com/?tbm=pts.

{ Thanks, Florian Kiersch. }

1 comment:

  1. As far as I can tell, then Google got it wrong in their Blog, when writing "The new Google Patents helps users find non-patent prior art by ... users can search for [autonomous vehicles] or [email encryption] and find prior art across patents, technical journals, scientific books, and more" ( Ref.1 : http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2015/07/good-patents-support-innovation-while.html )
    But the Help Center article seems correct. ( Ref.2 : https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/6261372?hl=en )

    I noticed (here, not in the USA), that Prior Art Finder ( https://www.google.com/patents/related ) does include Google Books, but the new Google Patents does not.
    In fact, to me, the new Google Patents (https://patents.google.com) only, at most, will include the Google Patents & the Google Scholar data.
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    off-topic/P.S.: I'm really happy about this blog having reverted to "classic" commenting (i.e. got rid of the G+ crapiola).

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