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PATSY is a free online tool created by Craic Computing LLC that allows users to view the full text of US patent documents. According to the homepage, all patent documents displayed in PATSY are sourced from the USPTO Website. The site aims to make patent documents easier to read by including the following features when viewing the full text of a US patent document:
- Dense blocks of text are broken up into separate sentences
- Long sentences are split at semicolons into multiple lines
- The original text for a bock can be viewed by clicking the arrow above each block
- Significant terms are highlighted
- Patent numbers are highlighted and linked to PATSY or patent office sites
- References to scientific papers are linked to the NIH PubMed site
- Google Translate lets you read the text in other languages
The tool currently only works for US patent documents, but WIPO/PCT documents will be added later. The site warns that "some blocks of text are split incorrectly," and "some links to PubMed will not return valid results" due to parsing issues.
On the site homepage, users can enter a US patent or publication number (in the format "US6677436 or US20110014201") and select the "Display the Patent" button. The resulting record will include links to view the patent document through the USPTO website or Google Patents. Users can also open a Google Translate tool that allows them to translate the document into a number of different languages.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "PATSY." PATSY website, http://patsy.craic.com/. Accessed April 24, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Background." PATSY website, http://patsy.craic.com/background. Accessed April 24, 2012.