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Patent Forum Fall 2013

What's New?

Get up-to-date on the latest from STN. Learn what's new, including:

  • CAplus and biomedical database enhancements
  • Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) enhancements
  • Calculated expiration dates and citations in INPADOC
  • Full-text patent database updates

Putting CPC at Your Fingertips: Comprehensive Patent Office Classification Searching on STN

  • Once fully implemented, the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) should greatly simplify patent office classification searches by reducing the number of different classification schemes which must be used to perform a comprehensive search. This session will review the various patent office classification systems, highlighting the implementation of CPC on STN

10 STN Tips Every Patent Searcher Should Know

The robust search power of STN allows you to access many layers of specialized patent and non-patent information to answer tough business-critical questions. Who is associated with that patent? When was it filed? Where did that application come from? What’s the difference between searching claims versus an exemplary claim? Join us to see how you can use the unique information in STN to gain an information advantage. Learn about:

  • Companies, assignees, authors and inventors
  • Application numbers, priority numbers, and patent numbers
  • Geographic search fields

Advanced Techniques for Statistical Analyses in INPADOC on STN

The two INPADOC files on STN, INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB, offer a great variety of patent analysis options. While INPADOCDB provides an optimized environment for application-based patent statistics, the patent family database INPAFAMDB supports statistics looking at the number of inventions. This presentation exemplifies techniques to perform statistical analysis in both databases and answers fundamental questions like “which parameters to choose for which patent analysis”. Examples also illustrate how legal status information could help in statistical analysis. Typical questions are:

  • Which are the top companies in a certain technology area?
  • How do the filing activities of the top companies compare in major patent countries?
  • How can I determine the grant rate in major patent countries?
  • How long does company A maintain patent protection in particular countries?
  • How innovative is company A in comparison with company B over the last ten years?
  • Who is opposing patents of company A and whose patents are company A opposing?

This intermediate session will be of interest to new and experienced STN searchers, providing a variety of tips and advice for effective patent analysis in the INPADOC files on STN.

STN Current Awareness Update

Businesses need to stay up-to-date on research trends, competitors, inventors, patents and legal status information. STN has added flexible new features such as standard setup, new package delivery options and RSS delivery of results to make it easy to keep up-to-date on the latest information. Learn about:

  • New setup and delivery options for automatic alerts
  • Multifile alerts and package alerts
  • Choosing the right update code
  • Opportunities with patent portfolio management