The FPO Google Toolbar Button allows you to add a FreePatentsOnline icon
to the Google toolbar. This makes FreePatentsOnline's search engine instantly available no matter where you are.
You need the Google Toolbar to use the FPO Google Toolbar button. If you already have the Google Toolbar,
Install the FPO Google Toolbar Button
If you do not have the Google Toolbar, you can install it with
Install the Google Toolbar
(version 4 or higher required for IE, or version 1.5 or higher for Firefox)
Once you have the FPO Toolbar Button installed, there are two ways to use the toolbar:
you can highlight text on any web page and then click the FreePatentsOnline icon on
the Google Toolbar. It will instantly search the FPO patent database for the highlighted terms - a
great way to find topic-specific patents, or to quickly look up a patent number referenced on another site.
you can select the FPO icon from the drop down in the Google Toolbar search box (you can access
the drop down from the arrow to the right of the Google icon). Once you have done that, the FPO icon will
replace the Google icon. With the FPO icon selected, anything you type in the search box then searches the FPO patent database instead of Google.
Also, you can find some quick links in the drop-down list accessed from the arrow to the right of the FPO icon on the Google Toolbar. We will update these links from time to time based on new or popular pages on the FPO web site.
You can add patent search to your blog or website in seconds.
This HTML will put the FPO SearchBox on your website or blog:
The FPO SearchBox will look like this: