Google Patents is a handy website that proves itself indispensible in not only retrieving relevant patent data but supplying endless entertainment. It features an advanced search option that aids in finding a certain patent or even searching by inventor/assignees (i.e. Apple Computers, Inc.). The home page displays 5 interesting patents but could do more; if only Google would implement a browse feature for patents, enabling quick looks at the figures and drawing. This is truly a case where reality bests fiction.