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News Messages 2009

Increase the precision of your patent queries - use terms from the IPC Thesaurus, Version 2009.01 19. February 2009

Enhance the power of your patent searches. Use search terms from the latest version of the International Patent Classification (IPC) Thesaurus to quickly locate the information you need from the rich collection of worldwide patent databases offered by STN:

New patent-examiner citations in 300,000 CA/CAplus patent records provide insights into related prior art 19. February 2009

Patent references cited by patent examiners have been added to nearly 300,000 CA/CAplus patent records from 1982-2008. These new citations can indicate related prior art that may be of interest in relation to patent infringement and licensing opportunities.

WTEXTILES has been reloaded and enhanced 09. February 2009

The reloaded file is available on STN since February 8, 2009. These enhancements have been implemented in the new file:

COMPENDEX has been reloaded and enhanced 09. February 2009

The reloaded and enhanced COMPENDEX file is available since February 8, 2009. Some new features may affect your current and future SDI search profiles. Please review your saved strategies and make adjustments, if needed. Please note, that for automatic or manual update searching now fields /ED...

Simultaneous left and right truncation (SLART) added for CERAB, COMPUAB, ELCOM, and SOLIDSTATE 05. February 2009

Simultaneous left and right truncation (SLART) has been added for the Notes (NTE) field in the CERAB, COMPUAB, ELCOM, and SOLIDSTATE databases. SLART is also available for the Abstract (AB), Basic Index (BI), and Title (TI) fields in these databases. For information on SLART, enter HELP TRUNCATION...

GENBANK enhanced with SET PLURALS and SET SPELLING 05. February 2009

GENBANK now allows the use of SET PLURALS and the new SET SPELLING options. For additional information on these features, enter SET PLURALS or SET SPELLING at an arrow prompt (=>).

Patent sequence location (PSL) data added to USGENE 02. February 2009

The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database (USGENE) includes patent sequence location data from 1st of January 2009. The new PSL-field provides the sequence identity number and, if the sequence identity number is described in the claims, the corresponding claim number. This allows you to easily identify...

Next Version of the Reformed IPC (2009.01) 08. January 2009

The next version of the Reformed IPC (2009.01) has entered into force on January 1, 2009. All major patent offices are expected to supply their new documents classified according to IPC 2009.01.