Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Genealogy searches at the expanded Google Patents

Every patent has names associated so can be used as an unconventional  genealogical resource, especially for those undertaking one-name studies.
Now Google has announced the addition of 11 more countries to Google Patents containing over 41 million new patent publications, bringing the total to over 87 million publications from 17 patent offices around the world.
You can now search for patents from Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Belgium, Russia, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, and Luxembourg in addition to those for the US, Europe, WIPO, Germany, Canada and China in Google Patents.

Patents with only non-English text have been machine-translated to English and indexed, so you can search patent publications using only English keywords.

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