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STNewsline May 2010 - Table of Contents

Database News

  • CA/CAplus CLASS Display Streamlined with Removal of Pre-IPC 8 Data Fields
  • MEDLINE Coverage Is Extended Back to 1947
  • WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX - recent enhancements

Take Note

  • CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe Announce Plans for a New STN® Platform

Database News

CA/CAplus CLASS Display Streamlined with Removal of Pre-IPC 8 Data Fields

Pre-IPC 8 fields (ICM, ICS, ICA, ICI) have been removed from CLASS displays, including CLASS data displayed as part of the predefined display formats:

  • STD / ISTD

The data in these fields were redundant with those appearing in the IPCI field. The pre-IPC 8 fields are still available for searching and custom display for pre-IPC 8 patents (from 2005 and earlier). 

For additional information about these databases, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGuide.

MEDLINE Coverage Is Extended Back to 1947

The MEDLINE backfile has been extended back to 1947, adding an extra 63,839 records to MEDLINEs coverage. These records are not eligible for current-awareness alerts (SDIs).

For additional information about MEDLINE, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGuide.

For additional information about these databases, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGuide.

WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX - recent enhancements

Coverage of China in DWPI
The Chinese patent office has made the following IP kind changes to the Chinese numbering system for the published data issued from 7th April 2010. The records included in DWPI from this date will reflect these changes to the patent kinds. There is no change to the number formats, only the kind codes are affected.

  • Granted Patents - will change from kind C to kind B for data published from 7th April 2010. Prior to April 2010 the patent kinds for granted patent publications were as follows: C for examined patents issued 1993 - 2010 and B for examined patents published before 1993.
  • Utility Models - will change from kind Y to kind U for the data published from 7th April 2010.

French Granted Patents

The coverage of France in DWPI will be enhanced at start of May 2010 with the inclusion of French Granted patents (FR B), to add to the existing coverage of French Applications in the file. The FR B's will be mainly equivalents within the DWPI patent family. The first records to be processed will be those published in January 2010, and these are expected to be included into DWPI Update 201029.

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For additional information about these databases, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGuide.

Take Note

CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe Announce Plans for a New STN® Platform

The STN Partners CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe would like to give early notification to their valued customers that a new STN platform is being developed.

The new platform will provide a more modern interface and product architecture, while maintaining the critical search power and high quality content for which STN has become known.  The new product will have many advantages, such as:

  • Better integration of analysis tools
  • Improved database content consistency
  • Higher system limits

The new platform will run in parallel with current STN services for a few years to provide a comfortable transition for users. 

Our development activities are being supported by an advisory council of global information professionals and thought leaders.  We will also reach out to additional customers to help us pioneer the development of the next generation of STN.

We will be providing additional information at various development stages.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your STN Service Center.

STN will continue to focus on delivering what customers expect:  precision and comprehensiveness; premium, value-add content; and exceptional customer support.

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