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October 13, 2008


FreePatentsOnline is one of my favorite patent searching tools so I had high hopes for the SumoBrain service. My initial reaction was quite favorable since SumoBrain seemed like a somewhat beefed up version of FreePatents. The ability to download 50 PDFs at a time and an improved patent portfolio system were nice additions.

Unfortunately, the fatal flaw of this service is that you are limited to downloading 50 PDFs per day. After downloading your daily allotment of PDFs you aren’t even able to view patent PDFs one at a time. While it is understandable that there is a daily limit to mass downloading, including individual PDF downloads in that number makes this service practically useless when doing a prior art search.

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