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07 October – STN User Meeting, Manchester
08 October – STN Patent Forum, Lausanne
13 October – Erfahrungsaustausch Patente, München
15 October – Erfahrungsaustausch Patente, Frankfurt M.
22 October – STN User Meeting, Bern
27 October – Erfahrungsaustausch Patente, Essen
20 November – STN Patent Forum, Paris
24 November – User Meeting, Wien
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Upcoming e-Seminars

13 October – Searching for non-patent literature
22 October – Searching for non-patent literature
10 November – Patent Citation Searching
12 November – Information dans le domaine de l’ingénière
19 November – Patent Citation Searching
30 November – Brevets: recherche de citations
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08 October – Complete Polymer Information
27 October – MARPAT Searching
12 November – MARPAT Searching
24 November – Searching for Inorganic Substances
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Upcoming Workshops

12 October – Recherche Structurale
13 October – Recherche Structurale
20 October – Brevets – Introduction
16 November – STN Perfectionnement
17 November – CA Bibliographie Perfectionnement
20 November – STN Patent Forum
24 November – Brevets – Perfectionnement
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13 October – CAplus/REGISTRY
14 October – REGISTRY
14 October – Geschmacksmuster
14 October – STN Basisseminar
20 October – Patentklassifikationen
21 October – Derwent World Patents Index
22 October – DWPI Chemistry Resource
27 October – STN Aufbauseminar
28 October – STN Aufbauseminar
03 November – STN Kompaktseminar
10 November – STN AnaVist 2.0
10 November – Patente recherchieren
10 November – Polymerrecherche
11 November – CASREACT
12 November – Biosequenzen in REGISTRY
24 November – STN Patentdatenbanken
24 November – Patentmanagement in Unternehmen
25 November – US-Patentrecht
26 November – Manuelle und automatische Überwachung
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13 October – Comandi essenziali per le ricerche in STN
28 October - Uso dei controlled terms
10 November – La ricerca completa delle strutture
19 November – La ricerca in più files
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07 October - Structure Searching in REGISTRY   
08 October - Basic Substance Search Techniques
08 October - Reaction Searching in CASREACT
09 October - Advanced Subject Searching in CAplus
09 November - Advanced Text Searching in REGISTRY
10 November- Structure Searching in REGISTRY
10 November– STN Intermediate
11 November– MARPAT
12 November– Reaction Searching in BEILSTEIN
13 November– Biosequence Searching
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12 November – Engineering files on STN
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08 October – BEILSTEIN
13 October – STN Intermediate
15 October – Patent Searching
05 November – Introduction to DWPI
10 November – Text searching in REGISTRY
17 November – Keeping current with STN
19 November – STN Basics
24 November – Polymer searching
26 November – Sequence searching
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STNewsline October 2009 - Table of Contents

Database News

  • INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB enhancements
  • REGISTRY – 50 millionth substance recorded; searching ring systems
  • WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX – Japanese FTERM thesaurus added

Take Note

  • FIZ Karlsruhe’s Search Service
  • DGI Online-Tagung und Frankfurter Buchmesse 2009
  • Pharma-Bio-Med 2009 One-Day Meeting

Database News


English and German Manual updated
Updated versions of the INPADOC manuals are available now.
English version
German Version

Coverage of Latin American countries extended
The EPO extended its coverage of Latin American countries. Tables for all Latin and South American countries covered in the databases INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB till week 2009/36 are available here.

New field UPFC (UPdate Family Changed)
To indicate that either a patent family was split into separate patent families or two or more patent families were combined together, the new SEARCH and DISPLAY field UPFC (UPdate Family Changed) was introduced in both Inpadoc files, INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB. UPFC is also available in the formats BIB, STD, ALL, MAX, FFAM, UPALL, and BRIEF.
More information

INPAFAMDB – Selecting for PY

When using PY as a SELECT field in INPAFAMDB the system is selecting the publication year from the earliest publication PY.B. To select all publication years of the whole patent family you have to use the field code PY.M.

INPAFAMDB – New display formats for selective display of PI, PI.PDF, and TIPI
It is now possible to use the display of PI, PI.PDF, TIPI for all selective family display formats ending with .B, .F, .H, .P, and .U, e.g.  TIPI.P   .
 .B = basic publication
 .F = complete patent family
 .H = family member containing the hit terms
 .P = new publication(s)
 .U = updated family member
More information

For additional information about INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGuide.

REGISTRY – 50 millionth substance recorded; searching ring systems

CAS announced that on September 7 it recorded the 50 millionth substance in CAS REGISTRY, the world’s most comprehensive and high-quality compendium of publicly disclosed chemical information. The recently registered substance is a novel arylmethylidene heterocycle with analgesic properties. Reaching the 50 million mark so quickly is an indicator of the accelerating pace of scientific knowledge. CAS registered the 40 millionth substance just nine months ago - in contrast, it took 33 years for CAS to register the 10 millionth compound in 1990.

Searching ring systems
Did you know you can use ring search terms in REGISTRY to help you answer questions about rings?
These terms are especially useful for:

  • specifying general information about rings that often appears in patent claims, for example, a heterocycle containing three nitrogen atoms
  • creating subsets for ring searches that exceed system limits when run as a substructure search

The following information provides an overview of searching ring systems based on information that you know about the rings.

For additional information about REGISTRY, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheet or STNGuide.

WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX – Japanese FTERM thesaurus added

Japanese Patent Classifications including FTERMs have been added to the DWPI database (files WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX) recently. Now a thesaurus is available for easier navigation through the maze of codes. For available relationships see HELP RCO.

For additional information about WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGuide.

Take Note

FIZ Karlsruhe’s Search Service 

If you need topical sci-tech or patent information, but cannot perform the search on your own because you are not familiar with the topic or busy with other things, you should contact FIZ Karlsruhe's search service.

In close collaboration with you, our experts select the relevant STN databases, formulate a search strategy, carry out the search and send you the results.

More information on FIZ Karlsruhe's Search Service

DGI Online-Tagung und Frankfurter Buchmesse 2009

„Generation international - die Zukunft von Information, Wissenschaft und Profession“ ist das Thema der diesjährigen Online-Tagung der DGI vom 15. bis 17. Oktober auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse. Das DGI-Tagungsprogramm wird flankiert von diversen Veranstaltungen, die sich an speziellen Teilnehmerinteressen orientieren. Mitarbeiter von FIZ Karlsruhe beteiligen sich an verschiedenen Programmpunkten.

Alle Informationen zur DGI Online-Tagung 2009 finden Sie auf der Website der DGI.

FIZ Karlsruhe präsentiert STN International und seine weiteren Dienste auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse vom 14. bis 18. Oktober 2009 in Halle 4.2 an Stand K432.

Patentspezialisten treffen sich am Nachmittag des 15. Oktober 2009 in Frankfurt beim "STN Erfahrungsaustausch Patente". Diese Veranstaltung bietet die Möglichkeit, sich über Neuigkeiten im Bereich Patentinformation bei STN zu informieren. Das Programm finden Sie hier.

Pharma-Bio-Med 2009 One-Day Meeting

The Pharma-Bio-Med 2009 One-Day Meeting is being held on Monday 9th November 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany.  Pharma-Bio-Med is the premier forum in Europe specifically geared to Information Professionals within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, medical and health sciences industries. Take advantage of no registration fee for 2009 only.

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