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  1. New Search Patent Applications: October 6, 2006 - Google Takes Over the Patent Office

    There were some interesting new patent applications this week from Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM, but nothing on the scale of the outpouring of intellectual property published and assigned to Google - I uncovered 15 new patent applications from the...

  2. New Search Patent Filings: August 28, 2006 - Identifying Web Spam and Adult Images

    New Microsoft patent applications include one that attempts to identify web spam based upon signals within the content of a page, another looks at ways to search using pattern matching and relevance to answer specific questions, a third describes...

  3. New Search Patent Applications: August 8, 2006 - Focusing on the Searcher

    This last week's patent applications involving search all seem to focus upon users of search engines, and finding ways to fulfill intentions behind searches. The first of Outland Research's patent applications reranks search results based upon the...

  4. New Search Patent Applications: August 1, 2006 - Microsoft Answers?

    There are a number of new patent applications from Yahoo, including one that utilizes concept networks to understand the intention behind a user's query; another describing an addition to a user interface that lets a searcher define the context...

  5. New Search Patent Applications: June 5, 2006 - Taking Care of Web Decay, Dead Links, and Parked Domains

    The process described in the next patent application provides a way for a user to set up their browser interface so that dynamic information may be added to, and updated on their browser interface from different sites, regardless of whether they...

  6. New Search Patents: May 3, 2006 - Microsoft and IBM Dominate with Recent Search Filings

    With Google quiet, a recent flurry of activity burst out at the US Patent and Trademark Office from Microsoft and IBM, including the granting of a patent on a music search engine, another on searching recorded voice, and patents (and patent...

  7. Seven Recently Published Patent Applications from Microsoft Deal with Computation of Web Page Ranking, Calculating a Docments Importance, and Search Spam Detection and More

    Patent watchers might be interested in reviewing seven of recently published patent applications from Microsoft that deal with computing a web page ranking, calculating a documents "importance," web search spam, and more.

  8. Search Engines And Legal Issues

    A Selection of Recently Awarded Search Related Patents & Recently Published Search Related Patent Applications ResourceShelf, February 2004 http://www.resourceshelf.com/archives/2004_02_01_resourceshelfextra_archive.html/#107565428617083131

  9. The Search Engine Report March 5, 2001 - Number 52

    The ability to hit patent databases, music reviews, legal resources and other great specialty sources can all be found. If your search terms appear in the phrase dictionary, then AltaVista automatically translates your request into a phrase search.

  10. The Search Engine Report, March 5, 2001, Number 52

    The ability to hit patent databases, music reviews, legal resources and other great specialty sources can all be found. If your search terms appear in the phrase dictionary, then AltaVista automatically translates your request into a phrase search.