Friday, March 10, 2017

“Cited By” Daily Scanner For Patents and Patent Applications (Beta)

Ever wondered if someone just cited one of your patents? You can either check them one by one on the web, or you can set up a daily watcher that automatically screen scrapes specific patent data from Google Patents. One you have registered you can easily add one to many (in a comma delimited list of patent or patent application IDs). Delete one at a time as well. You will get an email if a new patent or patent application cites your patent or patent application. Inside the email is a direct link to the Google Patent page of both the patent or patent application you are watching and the new patent or patent application as well. In addition a direct link to the WidgetBlender Patent Timeline Visualization will show you the relationships between your watched patent or patent application and items it cited and all the items that cite it. If this sounds interesting just send a request for a user account (including an email address) to the Contact area to the right —>

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Patent Timeline Visualizer (Beta)

Google used to have a proper API to search its patent database, but it was deprecated. So I created an HTML screen scraper to get at some key information based on Google Patent Search and its HTML result page. Simply enter a valid US Patent Office Patent Number and get back a timeline visualization of patents cited as prior art, and newer patents that now cite the patent number you entered. Check it our here (it has been tested with Chrome as the browser):

Patent Timeline Visualizer Beta (click here)

Want more features? Use the contact form on the right sidebar ———–>

The server component is written in about 400 lines of PHP. The javascript graphic library is vis.js.

Sample Screen:

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