Are Google Patents real, Legal Patents?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Ander, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Ander

    Ander Registered Member

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    I don't quite understand what they are...pretty much any time I think of a great invention I do a quick google search and lo and behold, some a**hole has 'claimed' the idea already on google patents :).
    Too many ideas of mine have gone down the toilet because they scared me off. This time I actually want to create this product and I'm not going to let some guy in Germany who is doing nothing with the idea stop me.

    I need to know: are they actual, legal patents, or not?
     
  2. uncutu

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    Looks like google patents are just a directory of patents. Judging by that, I would say they are actual and legal patents.
    https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/7049585

    Have you considered talking to a patent attorney instead of giving up after seeing someone on Google Patents already 'claimed the idea'?