Patent searching has always been a pain, but Google’s hoping to make it a little easier with their Google Patent Search.
According to ZDNet, the service…
…is designed to sift through the approximately 7 million U.S. patents by a variety of parameters including filing date, issue date, patent number and inventor.
It’s not exactly at full speed yet, as Google’s still working on some functionality.
…software engineers are still working on functions that allow patent searchers to easily save and print the patent information that they look up…In addition, Google’s site does not currently include patent applications, international patents, or U.S. patents issued since mid-2006.
Who knew that lipstick was patented?