Wednesday, November 02, 2005

FreePatentsOnline presents free patent searching

Press release: unveiled Nov. 1, 2005 a professional-level patent searching database, including powerful searching and document organization features, a reminder service, and more, for free. plans to change the paradigm in the industry from one of fee-based searching to one of free searching, and is developing a full suite of abilities that rival or exceed that of the commercial providers in the patent data space. uses a custom patent database that provides powerful searching features such as word stemming, search term weighting, and proximity searching, and allows U.S. patents and patent applications, and European patents to be searched simultaneously. Patent images are available in TIFF or PDF format. also provides account features for the professional patent searcher, including an alert service, portfolios to organize documents, the ability to share portfolios with other users, and the ability to export document data to Excel.

“The interest in the site has been phenomenal. I am extremely pleased that so many attorneys, inventors, scientists, engineers, and other intellectual property experts find our site valuable,” states Ryley. “We hope that our services will be particularly useful to small businesses, and will encourage innovation globally by eliminating some of the costs associated with the patenting process.” has even more features under development, including searching via latent semantic indexing, and the addition of PCT and Japanese patent documents.


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