As we are going through filing various patents for our PAR Program its interesting to see that it takes many years before you even get any sort of response… then you have to make revisions and what not.
I remember back in the day when Google would file a search patent (or be granted one) that would cover various ways they would rank a site based on certain criteria.
I understand why these make such big news because its really the only thing that SEO’s can point to on “how they know” what Google is doing.
But the real fact is that granted patents were applied for 4-6 years before they were approved… So who who knows whether Google thought it was a good idea but didn’t really have any intent of actually implementing it..
OR if its something they did implement at one time many years ago but has been drastically changed or deprecated.
15 thoughts on “Google’s Patents and why people shouldn’t freak out”
Patents are a total bitch.
Totally agree and totally not needed in such intensity.
I always hear about how important patents are when I watch Shark Tank but it seems like a real headache to actually secure one. Everything is ‘patent pending this’ ‘patent pending that’. Just like whatever man.
Good luck on all that. It sounds like you have a really awesome service. You don’t want anyone swooping in and stealing your ideas.
I think I’ve been waiting over three years waiting for my patents to be approved. I’ve got three patent pending numbers but I think they’ve just got like two people working at the patents office so it takes FOREVER.
What exactly is Google patenting anyway?
Ideas are so hard to patent, because its like almost everything has all ready been done, right? So what precisely does a company do differently that someone else out there doesn’t all ready do and how to patent that idea/action? And how do you track wether or not someone owes you for that if they also think of that? Just so complicated.
I’m totally with you, Shoe. People just need to chill the eff out about that stuff.
I just tried to research this topic a bit more and I think my brain just exploded all over my monitor….too much fancy jargon.
I think the whole Google Patent Search is awesome. You can check things out before you get all gung ho about moving forward.
So what happens if you infringe on another person’s patents? I hear about that stuff in the news but what all can you really be liable for?
It is going over my head. But Got few points and from my point of view patent is not a good idea.
understand the critisism about patents. However, please dont forget the risk and investments any company needs to handle to be able to develop new technologies. There should be some sort of offset for this, no?
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