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Recorded Events

FIZ Karlsruhe provides streaming and downloadable (.wmv) e-Seminars and database live searches (below) free of charge for all interested persons. An archive of previous e-Seminar presentations is available and our new STN in 5 minutes audio/video series may also be of interest.

Title

Presenter

Event description

e-Seminar
Using Scripts on STNextTM

J. Baur

STNext, the newest gateway to the premium content on STN®, gives also an easy access to the generation of STN scripts that can be used for various applications. This session will highlight easy day-to-day as well as sophisticated scripts.

Running Time: 45 minutes
Created: August 2017

e-Seminar
Introduction to STNextTM

J. Baur

STNext is a new gateway to the world’s premier solution for scientific, technical and IP research. Built on the classic STN® foundation, STNext delivers the comfort and confidence of classic STN in a new, browser-based interface. Learn about this bright new modern interface to access STN. This session will also highlight the new features that were added since the launch of STNext.

Running Time: 42 minutes
Created: August 2017

e-Seminar
Getting More Out of your new STN Search

Sarah Stokes,
FIZ Inc.

For all new STN users: This session will highlight how new and less well-known features in new STN support you to add information like legal status to your search and edit the results especially by using the Excel output. It also shows how to transfer results to STNext. The full process will be demonstrated taking a structure search as an example.

Running Time: 40 minutes
Created: August 2017

e-Seminar
Numeric property searching in STNext – case studies from DWPIM

J. Baur

Built on the classic STN foundation, STNext delivers the comfort and confidence of classic STN in a new, browser-based interface.
This e-Seminar will explain how the numeric property search feature works, and will include case studies in DWPI to illustrate this valuable searching tool, also giving you a good impression of the STNext interface.

Running Time: 34 minutes
Created: July 2017

e-Seminar
Searching ReaxysFile on new STN – basics, substances and properties
Searching ReaxysFile on new STN – basics, substances and properties

J. Baur

This e-seminar will introduce searching ReaxysFile on new STN, including the basics of chemical structure searching. Property information retrieval will be discussed, we will focus on what information is included and how it can be retrieved and displayed.
For getting started in ReaxysFile on new STN, this STN e-seminar will give you good guidelines. The session is targeted to users of ReaxysFile on classic STN who are interested in learning about the database on new STN and to fresh and experienced searchers of new STN.

Running Time: 34 minutes
Created: May 2017

e-Seminar
Step-by-Step Multi-Database Sequence Searching with Post-Processing using STN Express

J. Baur

This e-Seminar will illustrate how you can efficiently use the high-quality sequence content of classic STN to conduct a comprehensive and precise multi-database search. It will guide you through a multi-file sequence search on STN including post-processing: BLAST searching in DGENE, PCTGEN, USGENE, merging and organizing the results by family, plus a CAS REGISTRY BLAST search and retrieving the corresponding CAplus records, followed by post-processing the results. A peptide sequence will be used for the BLAST search in this session. This e-Seminar will be of interest to new and experienced STN searchers.

Running Time: 31 minutes
Created: April 2017

e-Seminar
Introduction to DCR and DWPIM on new STN

J. Brown

In this e-Seminar you will learn about the content and features of the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR) and the Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) on the new STN platform. The session will include a workflow example including structure drawing, multi database chemistry patent retrieval and export of DWPI results containing hit structures.

You should attend this e-seminar if you are a chemical searcher completely new to new STN or if you would like a refresher on the substance search process in the Derwent databases on this platform.

Running Time: 74 minutes
Created: March 2017

e-Seminar
Exploring Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) in new STN

J. Brown

In this e-Seminar you learn about the content and features for DWPI on the new STN platform. The session will provide expert tips and advice for searchers already familiar with DWPI and the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR) on STN, and also a helpful overview of the various features and benefits for those who are completely new to STN.

Running Time: 39 minutes
Created: February 2017

e-seminar
Sources and Techniques for Searching Alloys on classic STN

J. Baur

This e-Seminar will highlight the major sources of alloy information on STN and exemplify techniques to retrieve highly relevant results on classic STN.
For example, the material composition of an alloy, based on the weight percentages of its components, is captured during the intellectual indexing process of CAS. It is an easy and yet precise way to identify alloys. Furthermore, DWPI offers a set of its Manual Codes to search for classes of alloys. The specialized metal database METADEX contains an alloy index which as well allows for the highly specific retrieval of classes of metal compositions. In addition to this intellectual indexing, STN’s automatic numeric property search facilitates searching metal compositions in English language text fields of a variety of STN non-patent and patent databases.
This e-Seminar is intended for intermediate and advanced searchers.

Running Time: 39 minutes
Created: December 2016

e-seminar
Advanced Structure Searching in DWPIM and DCR on new STN

B. Larner
J. Brown

This e-Seminar will discuss some of the more in-depth structure search strategies, including Markush Attributes, node types, and bond attributes for specific nodes or bonds. The unique Markush attributes for the Derwent superatoms will also be explained. The structure search examples will illustrate how to apply the various attributes to the structures. Additional structure drawing tips will be given, including how to create R groups and how to incorporate various points of attachment to a structure.

Running Time: 53 minutes
Created: November 2016

e-seminar
Searching value-added Derwent Polymer Indexing in DWPI, DCR and DWPIM on new STN

B. Larner
J. Brown

Polymer searching is a uniquely challenging prospect, given all of the various ways polymers can be described in patents. This e-Seminar will show how the Derwent polymer indexing systems greatly simplify that task. The Derwent enhanced polymer indexing system will be explained, as well as finding additional polymer information in DCR and DWPIM. The search examples will illustrate how to create polymer search strategies on new STN, including the correct proximity operators for optimal retrieval.

Running Time: 83 minutes
Created: October 2016

e-seminar
Searching CRISPR Target Sequences in DGENE on classic STN

S. Stokes

STN's sequence databases allow for both comprehensive and precise searching for published sequences, and sequence search strategies can be applied to even cutting-edge techniques and processes. In this session, basic and intermediate sequence search techniques in the DGENE (GENESEQ) database will be covered, with a focus on sequence code match (SCM) and similarity searching for target sequences used in the CRISPR technique of DNA modification and gene editing. The e-seminar will also cover some of STN's built-in tools for data extraction, analysis, and reporting, including the Patent Family Manager and the Table Tool. Additional sequence databases will also be described, and training resources that sequence searchers may find helpful will be included.

Running Time: 58 minutes
Created: September 2016

e-seminar
EXCEL Export, Roles, Superatoms and a Look into Indexing Policies: best Practices for Searching DWPI, DWPIM and DCR on new STN

B. Larner
J. Brown

STN continuously improves the Derwent databases on the new STN platform. The ability to search Derwent superatoms in Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) and Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR) databases, as well as refining substance results by using Derwent role indicators in cross-database searches with Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI)are the latest major improvements. The new Excel export including all hit structures is an ideal output format for substance and text search results. This e-Seminar will illustrate the best practices for incorporating these enhancements into your searching in the Derwent databases, enriched with explanations about the indexing of the value-add features directly from the producer Thomson Reuters.

Running Time: 58 minutes
Created: August 2016

e-Seminar
Patent Searching in new STN

J. Baur

This workshop will be of interest to those who want to familiarize themselves with patent searching on the new STN platform and also to those who would like an update.
You will find out about features of value-added and full text patent databases on new STN and also learn how to

  • search patent-related numbers, dates and names
  • apply the correct search operators to your queries
  • obtain patent records after substance searches
  • set up basic alerts
  • use filters efficiently
  • remove duplicates
  • create extended patent families

Running Time: 58 minutes
Created: July 2016

e-Seminar
Special Members of Patent Families: Non-conventional Equivalents

J. Baur

Patent families in key STN databases offer great value to IP professionals when determining the global protection of an invention and locating national publications of interest. While most family members are identified based on priority data relationships, some family members are non-convention equivalents. These include publications filed without priority data by non-residents, publications filed outside the 12 month priority period of the Paris Patent Convention, and publications filed in countries not part of the Paris Patent Convention. This presentation will explore the inclusion of non-conventional equivalents in patent families in CAplus®, Derwent World Patent Index®, and INPADOC, including techniques for their identification and their value for patent information consumers.

Running Time: 28 minutes
Created: June 2016

e-Seminar
Comprehensive DWPI Structure Searching using DCR and DWPIM on STN

B. Larner
R. Austin

In this Thomson Reuters and STN session we’ll show you how to retrieve and evaluate Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI℠)specific and Markush substance indexing using the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR) and Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) databases. You will learn how to search and explore results:

  • Simultaneously in both DCR and DWPIM
  • In-context as embedded hit structures within DWPI bibliographic records

Join us to get practical tips and tricks for all levels of STN structure searching experience. This e-Seminar will be both an update for existing experts, and a useful introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities and coverage of the DWPI, DCR and DWPIM databases on the new STN platform.

Running Time: 62 minutes
Created: May 2016

e-Seminar
Tips & Tricks for new STN

J. Baur

This e-seminar is a mixed bag of useful tips and tricks from different areas of new STN. We will discuss how to efficiently make use of thesauri to set up queries, how to apply filters, details on create term lists for duplicate removal and multi-database searching, masking of special characters and keyboard shortcuts for the new STN interface and structure editor.

Running Time: 36 minutes
Created: April 2016

e-Seminar
Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) on STN

R. Austin

In this e-Seminar you will learn how to search and evaluate Markush (generic) chemical structures in the DWPIM database on the new STN platform. In particular, how to retrieve and display Markush structures:

  • In-context as hit structures within Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) records
  • Simultaneously with specific structure hits from the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR)

Get practical tips and tricks, and some advice on how to combine DWPIM results with answers found using CAS Registry, MARPAT and CAplus databases on the new STN platform. This e-Seminar will provide an update for existing Markush search experts, and an introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities and coverage of the DWPIM database.

Running Time: 53 minutes
Created: March 2016

e-Seminar
Unified Markush Search on New STN

L. Burgess
R. Austin

MARPAT® from CAS and Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) from Thomson Reuters are now together on a single platform, making new STN the first and only unified Markush solution available. Combined with specific structure search from CAS REGISTRY℠ and Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR), new STN is the best, most complete solution for chemical patent searches. This session will showcase the new content and demonstrate how to include Markush to cover both generic and specific structures for chemical intellectual property searches.

Running Time: 42 minutes
Created: February 2016

WebEx Meeting
DWPIM vs. MMS

R. Austin

This recorded event 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.

Running Time: 55 minutes
Created: February 2016

e-Seminar
Structure Searching on new STN®

L. Burgess

With the addition of Markush search and REAXYSFILESub to the new STN platform, there are now a multitude of databases that allow for structure searching of substances. This presentation will cover tips and tricks for building structure queries, and examples of multifile structure searches.

Running Time: 46 minutes
Created: December 2015

e-Seminar
Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) now available on new STN

B. Larner
R. Austin

In this Thomson Reuters and STN session we’ll show you how to search and evaluate Markush (generic) chemical structures in the DWPIM database on the new STN platform. Learn how to retrieve and display Markush structures:

  • In-context as hit structures within Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) records
  • Simultaneously with specific structure hits from the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR)

Get practical tips and tricks, and some advice on how to combine DWPIM results with answers found using CAS Registry, MARPAT and CAplus databases on the new STN platform. This e-Seminar will be both an update for existing Markush search experts, and a useful introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities and coverage of the DWPIM database.

Running Time: 64 minutes
Created: December 2015

e-Seminar
Exploring GENESEQTM (DGENE) on STN


See also: Live GENESEQ search example

B. Larner
R. Austin

GENESEQ (file DGENE) is an intellectually annotated database of protein and nucleic sequences indexed from the basic patent publications of the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) (file WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX). In this Thomson Reuters and STN session, we will explore the various value-added features and benefits of the GENESEQ database on classic STN.
Topics will include:

  • Database content and editorial policies
  • BLAST and Sequence Code Match (motif) search techniques
  • Post-processing results using STN Express

The e-Seminar will provide a variety of practical tips, from preparing the query through to post-processing search results into a final report. This session will be of interest to those new to GENESEQ or STN sequence searching, and those who are experienced searchers, who would like a refresher and an update on the latest GENESEQ database news.

Running Time: 54 minutes
Created: December 2015

e-Seminar
Searching DWPI Polymer Indexing on new STN

J. Brown
B. Larner

In this Thomson Reuters and STN session learn how to efficiently search and find the patents you need on plastics, rubbers and other polymers with the help of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) Polymer Indexing. We will show you how DWPI Polymer Indexing on new STN simplifies your search, e.g. for advanced engineering resins and common plastics that usually need to be searched using a variety of names, not to mention the different language variations. This e-Seminar will introduce you to the coverage of DWPI Polymer Indexing system and how to construct queries for it on new STN. It will be both a refresher/update for experts, and a useful introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities of DWPI on STN.

Running Time: 59 minutes
Created: November 2015

e-Seminar
Getting the most out of the DWPISM record on new STN

B. Larner
R. Austin

In this Thomson Reuters and STN session we will take a detailed look at the structure of the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) Abstract on new STN, as well as the DWPI Manual Codes. We will then explore how including Manual Codes in your search, restricting your keywords to specific abstract sub-fields, and using textual proximity operators can help you to perform a more effectively targeted search.

Running time: 56 minutes
Created: October 2015

e-Seminar
MARPAT® on new STN®
MARPAT® on new STN®

L. Burgess

MARPAT contains generic Markush structures from worldwide patent applications. New STN has incredible structure search capability. Together they make searching for generic structures in patents better than ever. Learn about:

  • MARPAT database content
  • Improved assembled displays in new STN
  • Match Level and Element Count Level for search precision
  • Extending a search in MARPAT
  • Searching coordination compounds in MARPAT

Running time: 57 minutes
Created: September 2015

e-Seminar
Searching the DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR) Database on the new STN Platform

B. Larner
J. Brown

Specific chemical compositions in Derwent World Patents Index documents are easily accessible via the structure searchable data base segment DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR). In this presentation we will introduce the content of DCR and demonstrate the search capabilities on the new STN platform with of a series of examples.

Running Time: 55 minutes
Created: September 2015

e-Seminar
Substance and Chemical Structure Searching in CAS Registry℠ and DCR on new STN®
Substance and Chemical Structure Searching in CAS Registry℠ and DCR on new STN®

L. Burgess
R. Austin

The new STN platform offers amazing search power for chemical structure searches. Come learn tips and tricks for building structure queries and searching for substances in the premier substance databases on new STN.

Running time: 53 minutes
Created: March 2015

e-Seminar
Search Strategies at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology: Immunoconjugates

A. Jones

The rapid convergence of the traditionally defined disciplines of chemistry and biology and the content resources in these areas create challenges and opportunities for many types of searches. Immunoconjugates, also known as antibody drug conjugates, embody the marriage of chemistry and biology. CAS REGISTRYSM, CAplusSM, DWPI and other STN databases offer unique advantages for searching these hybrid complexes: broad coverage of sequences and chemical information, plus subject indexing. Attend and learn strategies and best practices for dealing with these challenging searches on STN.

Running time: 45 min
Created: January 2015

e-Seminar
Structure Searching in Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) using STN Express

B. Larner
R. Austin

In this Thomson Reuters and STN session we’ll show you how to learn efficiently search for chemical structures in the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) on STN using STN Express. It will be both a refresher/update for experts, and a useful introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities of DWPI on STN. The session will cover two specific types of DWPI chemical structure searching:

  • Standard STN structure searching using the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR)
  • Chemical Fragmentation Code searching using text strategies generated by STN Express

Get practical tips and tricks for both forms of searching, along with some advice on how to combine DWPI results with answers found using CAS Registry and CAplus databases on STN. We will also show you how to further focus your result set by linking the structures to their role in the invention (for example method of producing the compound or component of a composition), their pharmaceutical/agrochemical activities, or the area of technology they are being used in.

Running time: 65 minutes

e-Seminar
Searching DWPI Polymer Indexing on STN

B. Larner
R. Austin

In this Thomson Reuters and STN session learn how to efficiently search and find the patents you need on plastics, rubbers and other polymers with the help of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) Polymer Indexing. We will show you how DWPI Polymer Indexing on STN simplifies your search, e.g. for advanced engineering resins and common plastics that usually need to be searched using a variety of names, not to mention the different language variations. This e-Seminar will introduce you to the coverage of DWPI Polymer Indexing system and how to construct queries for it on STN. It will be both a refresher/update for experts, and a useful introduction for those who are less familiar with the capabilities of DWPI on STN.

Running time: 60 minutes

e-Seminar
Improved Patent Searching using DWPI Manual Codes on STN

B. Larner
R. Austin

Join Thomson Reuters and STN for an in-depth review of the value and techniques of searching Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) Manual Codes on STN. This joint event from Thomson Reuters and FIZ Karlsruhe, will include an overview of the indexing and assignment of Manual Codes, and various practical search examples demonstrating their use within DWPI on STN. This session will be of interest to novice, intermediate, and expert DWPI searchers, offering practical advice and search tips for levels of experience.

Running time: 48 minutes

e-Seminar
Apply your Skills

T. Dockter

This overview takes you through all aspects of STN: coverage, basic commands and possible aliases, proximity operators and truncation, tips for scanning and searching multiple databases simultaneously, methods for searching cost-effectively, and approaches for managing your search results.
Examples from the areas of pharmacovigilance, semiconductors and detergents are used.

See how you can use the vast content of STN to conduct comprehensive and precise searches.

This session is for searchers new to STN but with some prior search experience on other platforms.

Running time: 35 minutes

e-Seminar
Searching DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR) on STN

R. Austin

Specific chemical substances in Derwent World Patents Index documents are readily accessible via its structure searchable database segment, the DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR). In this presentation we will introduce the content of DCR and demonstrate the search capabilities using a series of examples, including tips on combining multi-file search results with REGISTRY and CAPLUS.

This e-Seminar will be of interest to those new to DCR on STN, and also to more experienced searchers looking to update and refresh their DCR skills.

Running time: 42 minutes

e-Seminar
Introduction to Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI)

R. Austin

Discover the entry point to global patent information! Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) is the world’s most comprehensive value-added database of international patent information covering all aspects of science and technology. In this e-seminar you will learn:

  • What is the Derwent World Patent Index and why should I use it?
  • Take a tour of a typical database record.
  • STN basic search and display techniques
  • Search examples, including patent number, inventor, assignee, subject/keyword, classes, etc.

This e-Seminar will be of interest to those new to DWPI on STN, and also to more experienced searchers looking to update and refresh their DWPI skills.

Running time: 55 minutes

e-Seminar
Exploring PCTGEN and USGENE on STN

J. Brown

PCTGEN and USGENE are annotated databases of protein and nucleic sequences indexed respectively from WIPO/PCT and USPTO patent publications. Both are essential resources for comprehensive patent sequence searching, especially in combination with GENESEQ (DGENE) on STN. In this session, we will explore the various features and benefits of both USGENE and PCTGEN. Topics will include:

  • Database content and editorial policies
  • BLAST and Sequence Code Match (motif) search examples
  • Post-processing results using STN Express
  • Multifile search techniques with GENESEQ (DGENE) on STN

The e-Seminar will provide a variety of practical tips, from preparing the query through to post-processing search results into a final report. This session will be of interest to those new to USGENE or PCTGEN sequence searching, and those who are experienced searchers, who would like a refresher and an update on the latest patent sequence database tips, tricks and news.

Running time: 65 minutes

e-Seminar
Sequence Motif Searches in CAS REGISTRY
Sequence Motif Searches in CAS REGISTRY

L. Burgess

Sequence Motif searches are often useful for searching small nucleic acid or amino acid sequences, or with sequences with particular patterns. In this e-Seminar, you will learn about:

  • Exact, subsequence, and conservatively substituted sequences
  • Sequences containing non-natural amino acids

Running time: 47 minutes

e-Seminar
Searching for Uncommon Sequences on STN

R. Austin

Searching for sequences which incorporate uncommon amino acids or nucleotides can be a challenge for even the most experienced searchers. Oftentimes the only way to capture these uncommon sequences is to use the value-added features of the sequence databases on STN. This e-Seminar will explain how to search sequences with uncommon amino acid residues, sequences that have been modified, and sequences that use variables for amino acid or nucleotide residues. While this e-Seminar is geared towards the intermediate-to-advanced sequence searcher, any STN searcher with basic sequence searching skills should find this session beneficial.

Running time: 35 minutes

e-Seminar
Searching for siRNA and miRNA in STN Patent Databases

R. Austin

RNA interference (RNAi) is a system within cells that takes part in controlling which genes are active and how active they are. Two types of small RNA molecules, Micro RNA (miRNA) and Small Interfering RNA (siRNA), are central to RNAi.

This e-Seminar will:

  • Review indexing and patent classification search approaches for retrieving of siRNA and miRNA related records in CAplus and Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI)
  • Use practical examples to provide advice for conducting effective sequence searches in GENESEQ (DGENE), REGISTRY, USGENE and PCTGEN for these topics

This session will be of interest to novice and expert STN patent sequence searchers. Prior attendance or familiarity with the Sequence Basics and Multifile patent sequence searching e-Seminars is highly recommended (Recorded Events for both are available).

Running time: 61 minutes

e-Seminar
Polymer Searching in CAS REGISTRYSM

A. Jones

This e-seminar looks into how to find Prior Art information on polymer registrations using REGISTRY and CAplus. We will look into how polymers are indexed and how this impacts on how we search them in REGISTRY. We will cover searching by polymer name, molecular formula and structure and will also look at the ‘Polylink’ feature in REGISTRY during the course of this presentation.
We will also look into searching polymer registrations with roles and appropriate keyword terminology in CAplus to find relevant publications.

Running time: 33 minutes

e-Seminar
Derwent Patents Citation Index on STN

B. Larner
J. Brown

When searching patent information everyone worries if they have missed anything important. So wouldn’t it be great if you could take advantage of the work carried out by patent examiners and/or assignees to identify relevant documents to a patent application? Patent citation information lets you do just that. The Derwent Patent Citation Index (DPCI) on STN contains family based citation information which allows you to identify all the forward and backwards citations related to a particular Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) family. What’s more the file uses the same accession numbers as DWPI on STN making it easy to transfer data between the two databases. In this Thomson Reuters and STN session we will explain how to get the most out of this valuable companion database to DWPI.

Running time: 55 minutes

Live search
Search for Key Patents in DPCI

J. Baur

A live patent citation search in the
Derwent Patents Citation Index on STN,
using DWPI for the basic search and
identifying the most cited patent within
DPCI
, utilizing the ANALYZE command to
extract information from a citation counter field.

Running time: 8 minutes

e-Seminar
Have it your Way: Customizing STN and STN Express

J. Brown

This e-Seminar will provide a practical overview of the various customizable options on STN and within STN Express, which can help you streamline your STN search, display, and reporting tasks. Topics covered include:

  • Search-related SET commands
  • Using the STN Express Command Window
  • Function Keys to enter repeated commands
  • Three ways to access Discover! wizards
  • Updating a previously run search
  • STN Express tables and reports

This intermediate session will be of interest to new and experienced STN searchers, providing a variety of tips and advice for improving the efficiency of your STN online and post-processing workflow.

Running time: 61 minutes

e-Seminar
Pharmacovigilance Alerts on STN

A. Jones

STN hosts many databases suitable for the purposes of pharmacovigilance or drug safety searching. In this e-seminar, we will look into how to make the most of the STN features and the content of some of these databases to create efficient but thorough searches. We will also look at the alert option available on STN and how to set up alerts to monitor specific drug related events.

Running time: 30 minutes

e-Seminar
Advanced Techniques for Statistical Analyses in INPADOC on STN

J. Baur

The INPADOC databases on STN are an ideal source to perform statistical analyses in the field of patents.
In this e-seminar, we will present the needed analysis tools and exemplify different statistical analyses in INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB on STN. Topics like the filing activity of a company or competitor and patent portfolio analysis will be covered.

Running time: 52 minutes

e-Seminar
The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) in DWPI on STN

B. Larner
R. Austin

In this joint Thomson Reuters and STN session we will give a brief introduction to the new CPC scheme and how it may affect your searches in Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) on STN. We will explain how this new classification system is being implemented on STN, and provide search examples highlighting features and benefits for DWPI searching, including tips on how to use the new STN CPC thesaurus.

Running time: 46 minutes

e-Seminar
Numeric Property Searching in Derwent World Patent Index on STN


B. Larner
J. Brown

This e-seminar is an in-depth review of the value and techniques of searching numeric properties in the Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) on STN. This session is an overview of the value-add abstracting process, and various practical examples for searching numeric properties in DWPI on STN. It will be of interest to novice, intermediate, and expert DWPI searchers, offering practical advice and search tips for all levels of experience.

Running time: 58 minutes

e-Seminar
The Cooperative Patent Classification on STN

R. Austin

The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is a new patent classification system jointly developed and maintained by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This bilateral classification system entered into force on January 1, 2013 and replaced the European patent classifications (ECLA and ICO) and will eventually replace the US Patent classification system.

CPC is being implemented in several STN databases, including INPADOC, DWPI and CAplus. In this e-Seminar, you will learn about:

  • STN databases that can be searched with CPC
  • The CPC thesaurus on STN
  • Search strategies for using CPC

Running time: 39 minutes

e-Seminar
PQSciTech – A Vast Source of Sci-Tech information

R. Austin

The ProQuest Science & Technology (PQSciTech) database is a large and diverse resource representing all areas of science and technology, from Aerospace to Zoology. PQSciTech provides bibliographic details, abstracts and controlled term indexing covering a wide variety of scientific journals, patents, books, reports, and conference proceedings. The database encompasses the content of 25 former Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) databases, in a single, streamlined, multi-disciplinary database.

In addition to the content of PQSciTech, this session will cover:

  • Controlled vocabulary searching
  • File segment indexing
  • Numeric property searching
  • Setting up Alerts/SDIs

This session will be of interest to both novice and experienced searchers, who would like to learn more about this new and comprehensive resource on STN.

Running time: 41 minutes