Last week Google officially announced its new Hummingbird algorithm update.  As I reviewed all the industry news and opinions about what this most recent algorithm search engine update is and how it will effect search results, I came across the actual patent filed by Google. Since this patent is about as understandable for me as the paperwork in Congress for the Affordable Care Act, I thought I’d just give you an idea of what goes into the actual process for Google to patent it’s search engine algorithm changes.  Are you ready?? US Patent Information For Google Hummingbird Update