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New STN Platform

Recorded Event: Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) vs. The Merged Markush Service (MMS)

In this recent recorded event, Robert Austin (FIZ Karlsruhe) provides an overview of the features and benefits of the Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) on the new STN platform, in comparison to the Merged Markush Service (MMS) on the classic Questel platform.
Topics covered include:

•    What is the Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM)?
•    What is the Merged Markush Service (MMS)?
•    DWPIM vs. MMS: content and database structure
•    DWPIM vs. MMS: retrieval and display
•    Unified solution – DWPIM, DCR, MARPAT®, REGISTRY℠

This session will be of interest to existing MMS and DWPIM searchers, who would like to gain a clearer understanding of the important content, retrieval and display differences between these two Markush databases.

Table of Contents

New STN Platform

  • Recorded Event: Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) vs. The Merged Markush Service (MMS)

 

Database News

  • CHEMLIST® Updated with Regulation Information from Vermont
  • Data Quality Improved in CNFULL and FRFULL

 

Search Tip of the Month

  • Assigning MARPAT® Match Level Settings for Heterocycles: Entire Rings vs. Only Heteroatoms

 

Take Note

  • Poster Exhibition: Asian Patents on STN® - Poster presented at the EPO’s "East meets West 2016 Forum" on Asian patent information.

 

Answers to Your Questions

  • How to customize the ANALYZE command to only extract certain terms

 

Conferences and Tradeshows

  • Visit us at PATINFO 2016!

Database News

CHEMLIST® Updated with Regulation Information from Vermont

CHEMLIST (Regulated Chemicals Listing) was recently updated with The State of Vermont List of Chemicals of High Concern to Children, comprising 79 substances. On classic STN, SEARCH or EXPAND in the SVT field to see common and chemical names of substances included in this inventory, including cadmium and formaldehyde. The Database Summary Sheet (DBSS) for CHEMLIST has been updated to reflect the addition of this inventory.

CHEMLIST, produced by CAS, is a classic STN® database for chemical substances regulated in key markets across the globe by national, regional, state and local regulatory agencies. CHEMLIST offers the convenience of identifying compliance requirements for specific substances in many of the world's most significant inventories and lists.


CHEMLIST coverage is from 1980 to the present, is updated weekly, and includes more than 345,550 records. CHEMLIST includes coverage of 15 major national chemical inventories, such as Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) List of Registered Substances, European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS), Japanese Existing and New Chemical Substances (ENCS) and Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC). It also includes international lists for high production volume (HPV) chemicals, priority chemicals, dangerous chemicals with transportation restrictions, as well as pollutant release inventories. Sources of this data include web sites, official government lists, newsletters and electronic data feeds.

Regulatory professionals can also access the information found in CHEMLIST via NCITM Global, a browser-based compliance solution.

For a complete list of the inventories and regulatory lists covered by CHEMLIST, click here.

 
Data Quality Improved in CNFULL and FRFULL

The quality of the full text included in the STN databases CNFULL (Chinese Patents Full-Text Database) and FRFULL (French Patents Full-Text Database) has been enhanced by their producers.

In CNFULL, improved machine translation software has been used to improve the quality of Chinese to English translations, in the Title, Abstracts, Claims and Description fields. This applies to all new and updated documents since the June 29, 2015 update.

In Chinese Unexamined Patent Applications (CNA), machine translated abstracts have been replaced by human translation from SIPO, about three months after the initial publication. Machine translated abstracts in Chinese Examined Applications (CNB) and Granted Utility Model Patents (CNU) documents updated since August 2015 will not be updated. Currently more than 60% of the backfile has been reloaded including all documents from publication years 2015 and 2016. Reloading will proceed in reverse chronological order starting with the 2014 data within the next few months.

CNFULL covers the full-text of patent applications, granted patents and utility models published in the People's Republic of China since 1985. More than 10.46 million family records with more than 12.53 million publications are available.

The producer of the FRFULL database has rescanned all full text documents using enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) technology to improve the quality of the claims and description data. Since the December 1, 2015 update, documents include the new OCRed French text with subsequent machine translation to English. Currently more than 40% of the backfile has been reloaded including all documents with publication years 2015 and 2016. Reloading will proceed in reverse chronological order starting with the 2014 data within the next few months.

FRFULL covers the full-text of patent applications, granted patents and utility models published in France. The oldest document in the database is from 1855 and comprehensive coverage begins with 1902. More than 2.38 million family records with more than 3.27 million publications are available.

For more information, please see the Database Summary Sheet for CNFULL and FRFULL.

Search Tip of the Month

Assigning MARPAT® Match Level Settings for Heterocycles: Entire Rings vs. Only Heteroatoms

When conducting a structure query in MARPAT, choose match level settings based on the type and number of answers you want to retrieve. To retrieve references in which a heterocycle is disclosed specifically, you would use match level Atom settings for at least some of the heterocycle's nodes. Use match level Class for all of the heterocycle's nodes to also retrieve references that include generic disclosures such as "any heterocycle".

References to "any heterocycle" are not needed if you only want references for a specific heterocycle. Use match level Atom for at least some of the nodes (generally heteroatoms) in the heterocycle in your structure query. You then need to decide whether all of the nodes in the heterocycle should have the match level setting of Atom or only the heteroatoms.
Which is the more comprehensive way to search?

Read more.

Answers to Your Questions

Q: Can I search for all of the records associated with a particular CAS Registry Number® in CAplusSM and use the ANALYZE feature to only view the terms I am interested in?

A. Yes, you can customize the ANALYZE command to only extract certain terms in classic STN. For example, if you were only interested in documents that had Novartis in the Corporate Source or Patent Assignee fields, you can add the terms WITH "NOVARTIS" (note that the term Novartis is in quotations) to the ANALYZE command.

Read more.

Take Note

Poster Exhibition: Asian Patents on STN® - Poster presented at the EPO’s "East meets West 2016 Forum" on Asian patent information.

The EPO's annual forum "East meets West" on Asian patent information serves as a regular platform for patent information users around the world to discuss their Asian patent information needs. The forum gave an overview of the latest developments in Asian patent data during a poster exhibition in Vienna/Austria at the end of April.

On this occasion STN presented a poster illustrating the unrivalled coverage of Asian patent publications. STN offers value-added, chemical structure searchable information from the most important patent offices in English language.

The graphics/charts on STN’s poster show

  •  the Asian patent authorities covered on STN (world map, diagram)
  •  the number of chemistry patents from Asian authorities in global comparison (bar chart)
  • a complete view of an invention through STN’s unique feature “Extended Patent Family Table”
  • a screenshot of the new STN platform showing that non-Latin characters like Japanese, Chinese, and Korean are also searchable.


Download the poster here.


Conferences and Tradeshows

Visit us at PATINFO 2016!

PATINFO 2016, the largest conference on patent information in German language, will be held from June 08 - 10, 2016 in Ilmenau, Germany. The topic will be “Big Data – Chancen und Herausforderungen“ (Big data – chances and challenges).

Visit us at PATINFO and participate in our short lecture on professional patent searches on STN and the workshop dedicated to patent databases on new STN!

The new STN search platform is continuously enhanced with new features and databases with a focus on patent information. You will get an overview of content and features of the patent databases available on new STN and learn how you can conduct efficient searches on new STN.


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