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Juli 2014

Latest release of new STN now available, expands global patent coverage and enhances search capabilities

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

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INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB - Enhanced coverage of citation information

09. Juli 2010

As of July 9 2010, the coverage of patent citation data in the INPADOC files INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB has been enhanced. The recent enhancements comprise new citation details and improved functionality supporting new and efficient ways for competitor analyses:

  • publication dates available for cited patent numbers
  • improved coverage of applicant citations
  • sources of citation extended for PCT-applications
  • search report office available for citations of PCT-applications
  • cited patent assignee names are now searchable

Patent Citations are very useful sources to find additional prior art, to identify key patents of a particular area of technology and to see if a company is driven by innovative technologies.
The INPADOC databases cover patent citations for more than 12 mio applications from 21 patent authorities. These citations are a valuable source for analyzing the prior art provided by patent applicants and patent examiners.

For more details and a search example see
http://www.stn-international.com/inpadoc_news_201007.html