Patents are extremely difficult to read.

The language used in them can be turgid and arcane, full of long lists that enumerate all possible variants of an invention. The USPTO compounds this by formatting the text in printed patents into narrow columns.

PATSY aims to change all that.

Enter a US patent number, PATSY pulls it from the USPTO and reformats it on the fly.

PATSY is an experiment - it's not perfect, but it's a good first step

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Some things to bear in mind:

 

Here is an example of what PATSY can do:


From the printed patent (Google Patents)

Image of patent text from a printed patent

From the USPTO web site

Image of patent text from the USPTO web site

and from PATSY

Image of patent text processed by PATSY

Which one would you prefer to read?

 

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Patents displayed on this site are sourced from the USPTO web site - The USPTO is not associated with PATSY in any way.