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SEMANTiCS 2019 in Karlsruhe


SEMANTiCS is the leading European conference on Semantic Technologies and AI and is held for the first time in Karlsruhe, Germany. One of the organizers is FIZ Karlsruhe whose Vice President Information Service Engineering,  Prof. Sack, is Conference Chair and a member of the conference’s Permanent Advisory Board.

New on STN

May 2019

Second 2019 update to Emtree(TM) now available on STN(R)

April 2019

New legal status codes for US patent applications and granted patents in INPADOC

April 2019

Updates in database World Surface Coatings Abstracts (file WSCA) have resumed

Meet us at

Bund Deutscher Patentanwälte - Herbstseminar, 10.-11.Okt, Dresden
EPOPIC 2019 - EPO Patent Information Conference, 29.-30. Oct, Bukarest
IP-Service World, 25.-26. Nov, Munich

STN User Meetings

Essen, 09.10.2019
Hamburg, 23.10.2019
Milano, 23.10.2019

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New IPC8 search, display, and select enhancements in INPADOC

15. January 2006

The first records with new IPC8(IPC2006) symbols have been added to the INPADOC file. The following enhancements are available now:

SEARCH enhancements

  • The /IPC search field has been redefined from a supersearch field to a field with an own index.
    The /IPC index includes now all IPC symbols.
  • Additional search fields have been added:
    /IPC.KW (Keyword terms for the IPCs in the /IPC field);
    /IPC.ACD (Action Date for the IPCs in the /IPC field);
    /IPC.VER (Date, partial date or edition number of the version of the IPCs in the /IPC field).
    These fields can be combined with (S) proximity to the IPC field, e.g. search for an invention IPC symbol
    => S C12N0009-02/IPC(S)I/IPC.KW

DISPLAY enhancements

  • Additional display format IPC.TAB includes IPC.KW, IPC.ACD, and IPC.VER information
  • The initial IPC is labeled IPCI
  • A reclassified IPC is labeled IPCR
  • Information in the brackets refers to additional data such as:
    • Invention (I)
    • Non-Invention (N)
    • Advanced (A)
    • Core (C)
      CORE* (C*) (rolled-up of advanced IPC symbols to the corresp. core IPC symbol)
  • A new SET command, SET ICFORMAT ON, can be used for DISPLAY and SELECT
    This command automatically changes the pre-IPC8 data to the IPC8 format

SELECT enhancements


Advanced level IPC symbols


Advanced level IPC symbols for invention


Core level IPC symbols


Core level IPC symbols for invention


Pre-IPC8 symbols from the ICM and all first IPC8 values from 2006 onwards

For more information on the IPC Reform, visit: