He mentions searching via the SEC’s EDGAR database, but I have a trick of the trade for doing just that:
The SEC has an extensive collection of documents online…but they are horribly indexed and impossible to search effectively. See: http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar
SECInfo.com has what they claim is “a searchable database of the most-sophisticated Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) EDGAR® database and Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) SEDAR® database service on the Web, with billions of links added to the SEC/CSA documents and exhibits to enable easier navigation…” SECInfo.com’s approach is much better…but it’s still not Google.
What if we use Google to search the SECInfo.com databases?
Let’s presume that we were looking for patent license agreement with a royalty rate that is adjusted based on inflation.
Searching Google for:
Yields 34 hits, including:
Just don’t infringe any copyrights while you use that trick of the trade….