Posted by Mr. Q at 6:00 AM Thursday, August 16, 2012
Google announced a new feature for their patent search tools. It's a button that appears on the pages of certain patents. Clicking the button triggers a search based on key terms from the patent. What's nice about the search is that it only retrieves documents from before the date that the patent was filed. This may prove helpful for inventors seeking out prior art. Check it out.