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February 2020

New legal event data from Croatia, Italy, and Poland in INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB

January 2020

Changes to Derwent WPI Update numbering and the total number of annual DWPI updates

December 2019

Derwent World Patents Index: Manual Code revision 2020

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News Messages 2009

CA/CAplus enhanced with more than 250,000 patent equivalents from China 25. March 2009

Existing patent records in the CA/CAplus family of databases have been enhanced with more than 250,000 patent equivalents from the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People's Republic of China. The additional Chinese (CN) patent equivalents represent granted patents (kind code C)...

CAS databases on STN enhanced with new super role for nanomaterial substances 23. March 2009

The CAS databases have been enhanced with a new nanomaterial substance super role (NANO) to allow for more targeted substance retrieval in the CA/CAplus family of databases and CAS REGISTRY. Substances are assigned the NANO super role if they are described as being either:

EPFULL enhanced with additional full text data for early applications and grants 09. March 2009

EPFULL, the European Patents Full Text file on STN, was now complemented with full text data for early European patent applications and granted patents. Full text coverage now goes back till the beginning of the European Patent Office. This remarkable extension of full text coverage will result...

ESBIOBASE has been reloaded 09. March 2009

ESBIOBASE has been reloaded and enhanced. The reloaded file is available on STN since March 8, 2009. These enhancements have been implemented in the new file:

Display enhancements in INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB 03. March 2009

New display formats have been installed to use the power of the INPADOC files.

USGENE enhanced with patent family and legal status display data from INPADOCDB 23. February 2009

The predefined patent family display formats FAM and CFAM and also the legal status display formats LS and LS2 of INPADOCDB have been added to the USGENE database.

Three million new patent records blast AEROSPACE into STN patent clusters 23. February 2009

Aerospace and High Technology Database (AEROSPACE), produced by ProQuest, incorporated 3 million new U.S. and Canadian patent records during 2008. With this large infusion of new data, the content of AEROSPACE is now more than 50% patent records, qualifying the database to be added to the STN...

MEDLINE now offers more precise author group fields and 2009 MeSH terms 23. February 2009

MEDLINE, provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the LMEDLINE learning database have been reloaded on STN. The reload uses the 2009 edition of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

TOXCENTER updates mirror those of MEDLINE - more precise author group fields and 2009 MeSH terms 23. February 2009

The MEDLINE segment of Toxicology Center (TOXCENTER) has been updated with the 2009 edition of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).

Several formats for image display and print options discontinued in USPATFULL and USPAT2 23. February 2009

The following display and print formats have been eliminated from the U.S. Patents Original Publications (USPATFULL) and U.S. Patents Latest Publications (USPAT2) databases: