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New on STN

Juli 2014

Retrieved BATCH results in DGENE, USGENE and PCTGEN are now available for 30 days

Juli 2014

CHEMCATS (Chemical Catalogs Online) on STN Enhanced with New Search and Display Fields and More Frequent Updates

Juni 2014

New Emtree Release Includes Changes in Cell Line Terminology

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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 also available.

Title

Presenter

Event description

Live search
New STN in 5 minutes - Creating and managing Term Lists: Insulating materials

M. Cudaj

The recently added new STN option of creating Term Lists delivers versatile possibilities for conducting sophisticated and on multiple files based searches. This video explains how to make use of the new tool when, e.g. transferring results from one file to another or when extracting lists of chemical names to be searched for in a value-added database. All new functionalities are presented using the example of polyisocyanurates (PIR).

Running time: 9 minutes

Live search
New STN in 5 minutes - The Extended Patent Family

J. Baur

The Extended Patent Family Feature of new STN gives patent searchers a clear overview of the global patent protection of a specific invention and adds valuable database specific information. This new STN video tutorial exemplifies this feature and highlights key aspects, based on an initial patent assignee/technology search.

Running time: 6 minutes

Live search
New STN in 5 minutes - Natural Products: β-Lactam-antibiotics

M. Cudaj

Structure searching for natural products with common frameworks like ß-lactam antibiotics can be easily conducted in the new STN platform. New STN provides the value-added databases CAplus and Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), and their corresponding resources for chemical names and structures, REGISTRY and the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR).  This short session uses a structure search example to demonstrate the content and advantages of CAplus, DWPI, REGISTRY and DCR within new STN. Both the REFX and SUBX operators are reviewed, showing how to retrieve all references for a certain chemical substance, and vice versa. This session also covers the features and benefits of Filters to help refine search results, and the Term Explorer to efficiently identify and search thesaurus keywords and synonyms from the CAS Lexicon.

Running time: 9 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
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
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
Exploring GENESEQ (DGENE) on STN

B. Larner
J. Brown

GENESEQ (file DGENE) is an intellectually annotated database of protein and nucleic sequences indexed from the basic patent publications of the 47 patent authorities 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 STN. Topics will include:

  • Database content and editorial policies
  • BLAST and Sequence Code Match (motif) search techniques

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: 64 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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

e-seminar
ReaxysFile on STN: Significantly more content and further enhancements

R. Austin

ReaxysFile on STN was recently reloaded adding information on several million substances including inorganic substances, and substances indexed from patents. Now the database has the same content as Reaxys. Enhancements include additional fields and formats for displaying patent content or data for meeting the REACH requirements. This e-Seminar will give an overview on the database, the new content and new features. Tips on how to easily find the information you need, and how to make the most of the new patent coverage, will be of interest to new and experienced users of ReaxysFile on STN. ReaxysFile and the Reaxys trademark are owned and protected by Reed Elsevier Properties SA. All rights reserved.

Running time: 36 minutes

e-seminar
Physical Property Searching in ReaxysFile on STN

R. Austin

ReaxysFile on STN was recently reloaded adding information on several million substances including inorganic substances, and substances indexed from patents. Now the database has the same content as Reaxys. ReaxysFile is an invaluable prior art database that offers a diverse collection of pharmacological, ecological, chemical reaction, and physical property data dating back to 1771. In this session, we will provide practical tips for conducting a variety of physical property searches in ReaxysFile, including how to:

  • Determine which individual members of a disclosed substance family have boiling points within a certain numeric temperature range, measured at a certain pressure
  • Find an MS spectrum for a given compound

The session will be of value to all intermediate, expert, and aspiring STN physical property searchers. ReaxysFile and the Reaxys trademark are owned and protected by Reed Elsevier Properties SA. All rights reserved.

Running time: 55 minutes

e-seminar
Reaction Searching in ReaxysFile on STN

R. Austin

ReaxysFile on STN was recently reloaded adding information on several million substances including inorganic substances, and substances indexed from patents. Now the database has the same content as Reaxys. ReaxysFile contains one of the largest collections of organic reactions worldwide, which makes it a valuable source for process and method prior art. In this session, you will learn about:

  • The organic reaction information in the ReaxysFile database
  • Tips on searching for preparations
  • How to effectively search and retrieve both simple and complex reaction information

The session will be of value to all intermediate, expert, and aspiring STN chemical reaction searchers. ReaxysFile and the Reaxys trademark are owned and protected by Reed Elsevier Properties SA. All rights reserved.

Running time: 56 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
Setting up Alerts in the Derwent databases on STN

B. Larner
J. Brown

We’ll show you in this Thomson Reuters and STN webinar how to set up alerts in DWPI and DPCI on STN so you can monitor competitor and industry patent activity, easily and efficiently. Plus, you’ll gain insight how DWPI and DPCI records can evolve over time and which search options give you exactly the information you need.

Get insights you would otherwise miss and make more confident decisions by setting up alerts using the authoritative and accurate patent data in DWPI and DPCI. And if you need more assistance with alerts after the webinar, we will offer a personalized session to those that attend.

This session will be of interest to novice, intermediate, and expert DWPI searchers, offering practical advice and search tips for all levels of experience.

Running time: 39 minutes

e-Seminar
The Big Three on STN: CAplus, DWPI, and INPAFAMDB

J. Brown

STN is the only database vendor that has these three patent-family, value-added databases on one platform. Search examples will demonstrate the unique content and advantages of CAplus, DWPI and INPAFAMDB. The TRANSFER and DUPLICATE commands will be explained and used to broaden and/or narrow the search results and to combine the most relevant answer sets.

Running time: 63 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
Sequence Basics
e-Seminar: Sequence Basics

Live search
BLAST Search and
Post-Processing in USGENE
Live search: BLAST Search and Post-Processing in USGENE

R. Austin

A comprehensive overview of the
basics of sequence code match (motif)
and BLAST searching in DGENE, USGENE,
PCTGEN and REGISTRY/CAPLUS.

Running time: 56 minutes








A live sequence similarity search in the
USGENE database, reviewing the basic
steps of a BLAST sequence search, including
results display, review, and export out into
a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, using the
STN Express Table Tool.

Running time: 17 minutes

e-Seminar
Multifile patent sequence
searching on STN

R. Austin

A practical step-by-step guide on how
to conduct a multifile BLAST sequence
search in DGENE, USGENE, PCTGEN
and REGISTRY/CAPLUS, from preparing
the sequence query, through to
post-processing the final results into
reports and tables using STN Express.

Running time: 55 minutes

e-Seminar
INPAFAMDB - Easy recipes
for relevant results

R. Austin

A basic overview of the content, features
and benefits of INPAFAMDB, including tips
for effective text, classification,
bibliographic and legal status searching.

Running time: 60 min

e-Seminar
Legal Status information
in STN databases

R. Austin

An broad review of searching for Patent
Legal Status information on STN, with a
particular focus on INPADOCDB and EPFULL,
including tips for setting up Alerts/SDIs
and effective searching for Supplementary
Protection Certificates (SPCs).

Running time: 56 minutes