Google Introduces New Patent Search Engine
The patent attorney in me cannot help noting the new GOOGLE search engine for patents. I've already used it to good effect in connection with a golf putter patent application that I'm reviewing.
Google has indexed more than 7 million issued patents. A full text search can be conducted at the Google Patent Search homepage (here). An Advanced Patent Search page (here) allows one to search by specific criteria, like patent number, inventor, and filing date.
You can read more about it here at Dennis Crouch's Patently-O blog.