Google patent search has a few flaws:
a. No images
b. No "categories"
c. No user input about patents
d. No user descriptions and images
e. No links to baked implementations
f. No extra information wished by the patent searching and
g. A dry user
experience, without anything exciting like:
News, Expired patents, Interesting patents etc., Search
Geeks would love this website.
Here's the layout:
Front page: News, Interesting patents, Latest searches,
My searches, My stored patent finds (including comments).
Interesting patents, Latest expired patents.
Advanced search page (with web cloud and categories) and
term graph-map (that in fact DOES exist on google search)
Search Result List: set quantity of results. Show
thumbnails of 3 images and ... if more exist.
Hovering over image shows it larger.
Clicking image opens it full page - with hide-able bar on
left of other images. (or some other nifty UX of images,
and the choice between them)
Clicking the [...] button pops up a gallery.
User can change title or add a remark. Also can join
discussion on each patent. Chosen title can be proposed to
community and voted on.
Users can upload images, links and write text - under three
categories: 1) images links and text about baked and
implemented . Or 2) better images and descriptions. 3)
The related patents and images will be automatically filled
from the patent itself (and marked as so) but the users will
probably fill it up.
Anti spam and abuse will be deterred via a system of