[LINK] Google Patents: US Patents & Trademark Office data freely downloadable
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Fri Nov 5 08:46:37 AEDT 2010
On 5/11/10 8:36 AM, Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 05/11/2010, at 8:27 AM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>> Of course, you could use the USPTO free search ...
>> But yes, Google's interface is less intimidating.
> According to this article:
> ... vastly increase the amount of U.S. Patent information available at
> no charge ...
> ... including all the current feeds that were previously only available
> for big bucks by subscription. Also available for the first time is the
> Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) data, which is the full
> "wrapper" for a patent application. PAIR data was only available
> previously on a rate-limited query-only service.
> It mentions that the USPTO previously saw selling this stuff on DVD as a profit centre, but:
> Google now has 20 tbytes available for download, Jon Orwant tells me he
> has another 50 tbytes on the way.
> So there nyer.
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