Patent search ILP assignment 3Professor Harkins. By Sean McGary
The 7 String guitarI chose to search the 7 string guitarbecause it is relatively new addition tothe guitar family. 6 and 12 stringguitars have been around for a longtime, so I thought it would beinteresting to ﬁnd more out about this.
Page 2The results I found on this page werevery vague. It was a list of people whoﬁled for patents, but there was notspeciﬁc information regarding theactual patents.This page was not very useful towardmy invention.
Page 3 resultsThis search did not yield very goodresults.It showed one patent that was actuallya guitar pick.
Page 4 resultsThis page yielded very uselessinformation as well.One of the pages was for a guitar standwhich was not useful for my invention.
Page 5 resultsAgain, I had very luck with the resultspertaining to my invention.One page I pulled up was a generatorand had nothing to do with myinvention.Overall The initial search showedsome design and utility patents relatedto the guitar. But not to a speciﬁc 7
Google vs. USPTOI have to say that the initial googlesearch was far more useful in regardsto my invention.There were very speciﬁc results whichdetailed patent drawings and speciﬁctrade secrets.