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INPAFAMDB – add the missing piece to your patent prior-art search on STN

INPAFAMDB – the International Patent Family Database – is a bibliographic patent family database, covering the full spectrum of patent technologies for 95 issuing authorities, dating from the early 1800s. The database features a one-record-per-patent-family file design to provide maximum multi-file prior-art synergy with CAplusSM and the Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) on STN®.

Easy access to accurate patent families

  • Quickly find a comprehensive patent family, from just a single patent number
  • Benefit from more accurate Patent Families, via FIZ Karlsruhe’s Quality Control and editorial corrections

Simplified Legal Status searching

  • Determine whether a patent is still active around the world, via FIZ Karlsruhe’s convenient Legal Status Categories (LSC2)

Comprehensive citation searching

  • Enhance your prior-art patent search with the definitive INPAFAMDB collection of global cited patents and cited references

Streamlined Alerts (SDIs)

  • Set up straightforward family and legal status Alerts using a single patent number
  • Obtain only what you need via extensive and readily customizable update and display options

INPAFAMDB for prior-art technology searching

  • Access the full spectrum of global technologies from patents including chemistry, life-science and engineering
  • Comprehensive text searching of applicant titles and abstracts for 95 patent authorities, dating back to the 1800s
  • The complete and up-to-date archive of all European ECLA and International IPC patent classifications, providing for optimum recall and precision
  • One-record-per-patent-family file design provides maximum multi-file prior-art search synergy with DWPI and CAplus

INPAFAMDB for inventor and assignee searching

  • Standardized inventor and patent assignee searching for 95 patent authorities, dating back to the early 1800s
  • Seamless search options which incorporate vital corrections and reassignments from the latest INPADOC Legal Status data

A sample record explained
INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB User Guide
User Documentation on the International Patent Family Database
Lists of the patent kind codes and priority kind codes available in INPADOC
Priority application information type

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