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News Messages 2010

CA/CAplus kind code changes for Chinese patents increase consistency, save time 21. October 2010

Chinese utility models with a publication date of October 6, 2010 or later will now use kind code U in the CA/CAplus family of databases. The kind codes for Chinese utility patents with publication dates of April 7, 2010 thru October 5, 2010 will be updated from Y to U. These changes impact both...

Increase your retrieval consistency with new formats for Taiwanese application numbers in CA/CAplus 07. October 2010

The formats of Taiwanese patent application numbers (/AP) and priority application numbers (/PRN) have changed in the CA/CAplus databases to be consistent with other STN databases. These changes ensure that you will receive a complete set of records when you cross over patent application numbers...

Precision of EMBASE searching enhanced with new chemical name field 05. October 2010

A new Chemical Name Search field (/CNS) in EMBASE has been introduced to increase retrieval precision for chemical names. This new /CNS field operates across the entire EMBASE database to retrieve names indexed in the Chemical Name (/CN) and the CAS Registry Number (/RN) fields.

Removal of Pre-IPC 8 data fields streamlines displays in USPATFULL, USPAT2, and USPATOLD 04. October 2010

USPATFULL, USPAT2, and USPATOLD displays have been streamlined through the removal of Pre-IPC 8 fields (ICM, ICS, ICA, and ICI) from the following pre-defined display formats:

New STN e-Seminar Recorded Events page 04. October 2010

As of September 24, 2010, a web page providing a series of Recorded Events (Video/Audio) has been added to the STN International website. The Recorded Events are e-Seminars, each lasting about one hour, and supplementary live search examples demonstrating topics covered in the recorded e-Seminars.

MEDLINE: Cited references provide additional relevant records with no additional searching 15. September 2010

Now there is an easy way to retrieve additional information for a record of interest in the MEDLINE database on STN. Cited References are now available in MEDLINE, and you can use them to access MEDLINE records related to a record of interest. To date, more than one million MEDLINE records have...

CAS coverage of global patent authorities has expanded to 61 with the addition of Costa Rica 26. July 2010

On July 12, 2010, CAS enhanced its extensive patent coverage by adding patent and patent family information from the Costa Rica Registry of Industrial Properties. Also at this time, CAS expanded coverage of the Argentina National Institute of Industrial Properties. Patent publications have gained...

INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB - Enhanced coverage of citation information 09. July 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:

Introducing “CAS Chemistry Research Report”: 40 Years of Biofuel Research Reveal China Now Atop U.S. in Patenting and Commercialization of Bioethanol 29. June 2010

The first of a series of reports delivering the latest trends in global chemistry research is now available from CAS. Entitled “China Takes Lead in the Commercialization of Bioethanol,” the report can be accessed by visiting,

Access an additional 1.8 million records exclusively enhanced with 1.9 million CAS Registry Numbers--EMBASE Classic on STN 24. June 2010

The EMBASE Classic backfile, covering records from 1947 through 1973, has been added to the EMBASE database on STN.