Google Patents Graphic User Interface

Dec 13, 2006 | 148 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Apparently, Google has filed a patent for their search result page design. The patent details several points that Google uses to rank web pages. This appears to be design patent which means the appearance of the page is being patented and not the functional characterstics. Image of the filing is available here.

There are two kinds of patents. A utility patent protects the way something may be used and how it works. A design patent protects the way it looks. The US Patent and Trademark Office describes the protection under that type of patent here.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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