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Patent Reader was a patent search and retrieval site created by Semantic Dream, Inc, but the site became unavailable in 2007.[1] From screenshots by the Internet Archive Wayback machine, the site seemed to be fully functional on April 27, 2006.[2] A screenshot from September 5, 2007 displays the following message: "Sorry, Patent Reader is closed for at least the next few months."[3] All screenshots for the site after 2007 also display this message, and the domain seems to be for sale in 2011.

The functioning version of the site displayed a search platform for US patent documents with two search options:[2]

  • Full Text Search: Search within All Fields, Inventor, Assignee, or US Classification for keywords, and keywords are automatically combined through Boolean operator AND. Choose to search Applications or Grants.
  • Patent Number Search: Enter one or more patent numbers in the search form, divided by semicolons.

All results were returned in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Patent Reader." The Patent Prospector blog. Posted March 21, 2006. Accessed September 1, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Patent Reader." Patent Reader website via Internet Archive Wayback Machine, Accessed September 1, 2011.
  3. "Patent Reader." Patent Reader website via Internet Archive Wayback Machine, Accessed September 1, 2011.

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