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Top Three Google Resources For Inventors

Postby Andrew Krauss » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:35 pm

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Here are the top three Google resources I share with my Inventor Students.

All you need is some keywords and your up and running with these tools.

Google Product Search
http://www.Google.com/products
Search for similar products, prices, benefits and even get the link to the site where the product is sold. Google product search is the quickest and most effective tool for many consumer product inventions.
TIPS: you can search even faster if you use grid view. Also, don't forget to set the number of results to the maximum, so you see more results per page.

Google Images
http://www.Google.com/images
Sift through thousands of images in twenty minutes. Discover products you didn't even know existed.

Google Patents
http://www.Google.com/patents
Soooooo, much easier to use that the patent office web site. Google patents actually makes patent searching almost fun! The patent office site has it's place and advantages, however for most Inventors Google patents will be your weapon of choice when doing patent research.
Keep Inventing,
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Re: Top Three Google Resources For Inventors

Postby Gizmo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:48 pm

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Andrew Krauss wrote:Here are the top three Google resources I share with my Inventor Students.

Google Patents
http://www.Google.com/patents
Soooooo, much easier to use that the patent office web site. Google patents actually makes patent searching almost fun! The patent office site has it's place and advantages, however for most Inventors Google patents will be your weapon of choice when doing patent research.


Andrew google patent search is ok for a beginner when first starting out. I dont think they should rely on it to much if they want to be a full time inventor. Google Patents run behind by months. Freepatentsonline is user friendly for the novice,they should learn to use it also.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/

Re: Top Three Google Resources For Inventors

Postby Andrew Krauss » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:43 pm

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Gizmo,

Yes, i agree Google patents is not perfect.

At inventRight we teach Inventors to use a combination of Google Patents, http://www.freshpatents.com/, http://www.espacenet.com/index.en.htm , www.uspto.gov and most importantly searching the marketplace for existing products.
Keep Inventing,
Andrew Krauss

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http://www.InventorsAlliance.org President
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Re: Top Three Google Resources For Inventors

Postby Roger Brown » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:46 pm

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Another free feature from Google is Google Sketchup Download Google SketchUp and create, modify and share 3D models for free.

http://sketchup.google.com/download/

Another is Google Alerts. Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

http://www.google.com/alerts
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