Search Patents with new Google service

Google just launched their newest search tool -- Google Patents. Anyone who has used the official USPTO search engine, you will appreciate what Google has done with this new product.

Google just launched their newest search tool -- Google Patents. Anyone who has used the official USPTO search engine, you will appreciate what Google has done with this new product.

You can view full text patents and all their drawings using the same technology being used for Google Book Search. The new service lets you search over 7 million patents -- from the "litter box" to the "golf club".


I wonder if this will make the job easier for patent lawyers? If you are one, it would be very interesting to hear from you.