Stephen E. Arnold: Elsevier Threatened by Google Patent Search

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Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

Google Patent Search: Wake Up Call

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Patent searches conducted on the for fee services from Thomson Reuters and Reed Elsevier can be expensive. There are also some useful “free” services such as FreePatentsOnline.com.   . . .   In short, the Google may be looking at the hundreds of millions of revenue available from those with a must have motivation and add some functions that make advertisers sit up and take notice. Maybe the USPTO would consider the Google as a source for its search technology.

Phi Beta Iota: Elsevier’s management is not paying attention, and they are surrounded by minions (their press office, for example) who conceal early warnings instead of bringing them to top management’s immediate attention.

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