Last time, we looked at the patent search and analysis options of the online community Patent Buddy. Patent Buddy is a free patent search and analysis website originally created by a group of patent attorneys in 2007. The site offers free search of US patent records after 1980, as well as search sections for patent owners, inventors, IPC classes, patent attorneys, and patent firms. The site also includes some data visualization features, such as a breakdown of patent owners within a specific IPC class.
Registered users of Patent Buddy get the added benefit of access to the Dashboard, My Portfolio and Following sections of the website, where the user can select to receive updates related to chosen patent records, owners, inventors, and technology classes. Patent Buddy also includes a community for registered users, who can view a directory of other members (and add their profile to the directory), join groups, and post or view job offers. Finally, Patent Buddy has created its own lists of top-rated patent prosecutors, firms, owners, and inventors.
Continue reading to learn about these portfolio, alert, and community features of Patent Buddy!