About Google Patents
Privacy and Security
How does Google protect my information?
How does Google use information provided through patent search queries?
When Google Patents receives a search request, it is processed automatically by computers.
- For example, for security reasons, we may inspect records when we see unusually large traffic spikes; if we start receiving a hundred patent search requests a second from a single source, that source is probably automated abuse of our system. We analyze those logs to protect Google Patents.
- But Google does not inspect Google Patents logs to inform its own patenting strategies.
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