Most IP professionals/inventors are routinely using Google Patents for searching patents and ideas that are brought to their attention, it’s great, it’s free and easy to use.
The data is nicely cleaned up and provides amazing information.
“We also collect the content you create, upload, or receive from others when using our services. This includes things like email you write and receive, photos and videos you save, docs and spreadsheets you create, and comments you make on YouTube videos.
They further clearly state that they are collecting information about “terms that you search for”
If you are a Patent Attorney who is routinely using Google Patents and keying in Client Inventions on Google Patents, please do keep your malpractice Insurance provider number handy as Google further very clearly states:
And then they “develop new services” using your search terms.
Well in this case, if it’s free, your search is Google’s Next product.