Google patent search beta launches

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Google Labs have done it again and this time they launch the Google Patent Search. Though currently only storing data on US patents and really pretty useless to anyone other than the budding inventor, it still makes quite an interesting read. So far on random searches (just clicking “search patents” with an empty text field) I’ve found such instant classics as the chicken breading machine, the ouija board, the jumping snail, and the brine shrimp hatchery… Oh, and who could forget my personal favourite the doll having delayed wetting and crying action. Where do I buy these things?

Via Boing Boing.

John Connelly