PatentMonkey.com offers a free patent search engine that allows users to see up-to-date status information on a patent identified as Active, Abandoned or Expired.
Reston, VA (TransWorldNews) February 12, 2007 – Get two patent searches at once while performing free patent reviews at PatentMonkey.com. While most patent search systems provide referrals to patent Maintenance and PAIR information, PatentMonkey.com
is the only free online search engine that displays a patent’s status information on every patent detail page.
PatentMonkey.com’s team analyzed the status information on millions of patents and found that close to half a million patents in the past twenty years have been abandoned while many more are already expired. Utilizing our proprietary algorithms, we process numerous factors on each patent to determine and provide up-to-date patent status information. Users of PatentMonkey.com will find the Status information displayed at the top of each patent’s detail page. By combining Status with a patent search, searchers can quickly determine the level of review required for relevant patents stemming from invalidity, state of the art, patentability, freedom to operate or clearance searches without having to search for status information separately.
Paul Ratcliffe, Co-Founder and CEO notes, “As a registered patent attorney, I understand how important it is for attorneys to provide a complete analysis so that their clients can make informed decisions. The information provided by our Status icons provides a means for attorneys to spend more time generating results and less time digging for information.”
Patent Status information includes whether a patent is: Active - fees are paid to date and is within the allowed expiration timeframe; Abandoned – fees have not been paid and the patent is free to be used; and Expired – the patent is no longer enforceable and is free to be used. PatentMonkey.com even highlights patents abandoned within the last 24 months so users are aware of patents which have the potential to become active again.
Users interested in seeing Status in action are invited to go to www.patentmonkey.com
and start a search for free. Upgraded accounts are available for professionals and companies that want access to advanced features. Parties interested in learning more about PatentMonkey.com, or its team, can contact Cory Sorice.
PatentMonkey.com is a free and open patent search and document downloading site built with smart user focused features and tools for the average user and the most experienced patent searchers. Users can quickly scan front pages, build a list of patents to save and download, and then choose free single patent downloads or bulk downloads for a fee. PatentMonkey.com has a fully searchable data base of US issued patents with timely data updates as well as a patent and business blog
Cory Sorice, President and Co-Founder