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Google Patent and Google Scholar Plug-in for StarDrop

Sep 22, 2021

This script enables you to search Google Patent and/or Google Scholar for patent and literature information within StarDrop.


This integration is available to use with StarDrop 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5 (Windows and macOS). To find out which version you have installed, start StarDrop and select the Help->About menu.

If you are using an older version of StarDrop (7.2 and earlier), please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help install this script on your StarDrop client.

Installing and using the Google Patent and Google Scholar script for StarDrop

To install this script on Windows:

To install this script on macOS or Windows:

  • In your user area, navigate to the StarDrop Python folder (on Windows, this is in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\StarDrop\py3, on macOS, this is in ~/StarDrop/py3)
  • Extract the contents of the zip file into this folder overwriting any existing files
  • You should now see the following folders in the StarDrop folder:
    py3\Google Patent and Scholar
  • Start StarDrop

Google Patent and Google Scholar plug-in

Please select one row in your data set and then click on the Custom Scripts->Google Patent and Scholar menu item in StarDrop. A dialogue box will appear prompting you to specify the matching mode (Exact Match, Substructure Search, or Similarity Search) and data source (Google Patents, Google Scholar, or both). The search results will be shown in the default web browser.