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New on STN

March 2014

The latest release of the new STN platform, provides enhanced features and content that enable searchers to work more proficiently

February 2014

Access INFULL and DEFULL databases with STN Viewer

January 2014

DWPI: Latest Manual Code Revision goes live

Meet us at

PATINFO 2014- 36. Kolloquium der Technischen Universität Ilmenau über Patentinformation, Ilmenau, 04.-06. Jun

ICIC 2014, Heidelberg, 12.-14. Oct

STN User Meetings

Frankfurt, 06.05.2014
München, 13.05.2014
Essen, 22.05.2014

Solutions for IP Professionals

As an Intellectual Property (IP) professional, you can find science and technology information critical to your business needs - whether you do the searching yourself or have the search carried out by us.

We offer patent and literature databases from all over the world for answering questions related to:

  • Patentability
  • Prior art
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Legal status
  • Freedom-to-operate

To access the databases, you can use one or more of the following products:

STN - the online database service that connects you to patents, literature, substance information, and more
STN Express - comprehensive desktop access to the STN Databases 
STN on the WebSM - comprehensive web access to STN
STN Easy - web access for the occasional or novice searcher

You can search patent data such as:

  • Front page information, e.g., patent number, patent assignee, title
  • Abstracts
  • Full-text
  • Legal status
  • Patent family
  • Database specific indexing, e.g., names and structures for specific or Markush structures, sequences, concepts

To analyze or visualize your data, take advantage of:

  • STN Express tools to easily mine large data sets, look for trends, and create graphical depictions of data for use in reports and presentations
  • STN AnaVist™ features and capabilities for efficiently analyzing and interpreting information retrieved from scientific and patent databases
  • STN Viewer™ features for simple management and evaluation of full-text patent documents from STN Express answer sets