Google Patents

Google patents is a good thing! It can be difficult to find the patent associated with a tool marked with a patent date. Sometimes the digits of the date or year are not as clear as you’d like, is that a zero, eight, or nine? Even worse is the dreaded “Patent Applied For”, you have … Continue reading “Google Patents”

Bulk Data Problems

The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) made some, but not all, of its data available to anyone who wanted to download it. The first thing to be aware of is that some of the patents in the bulk grant xml files were subsequently withdrawn. The last time I checked there were around 8,000 … Continue reading “Bulk Data Problems”