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News Messages 2012

New SDI STANDARD Option Streamlines SDI Set-ups on STN 11. December 2012

Streamline current awareness alert set-ups with a new SDI option, SDI STANDARD. The SDI STANDARD option:

Enhanced CASREACT Coverage on STN – A New Source of Prior Art 04. December 2012

In December, CAS has begun enhancing the CASREACT database with the addition of reactions from nearly 900 dissertations published in he Selected Organic Reaction Database (SORD) between 1961-2009.

INPADOC: The new Cooperative Patent Classification is now available 26. November 2012

The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is a new patent classification system jointly developed and maintained by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This bilateral classification system will enter into force on the first of January 2013 and will...

Reload of IMSPATENTS – Effect on SDIs, Manual profiles and Saved answers 19. November 2012

IMSPATENTS was reloaded with enhancements on November 18, 2012. The reloaded IMSPATENTS has many enhancements, including the comprehensive standardization of patent numbers. Rarely used display formats were removed.

Upcoming Reload of AGRICOLA – Effect on SDIs, Manual Profiles and Saved Answers 12. November 2012

AGRICOLA will be reloaded with enhancements on November 18, 2012. Key customer impacts are as follows:

STN adds Japanese patent full text file – JPFULL 29. October 2012

As of October 28, 2012, JPFULL adds the full-text of Japanese patent applications, granted patents, and utility models to STN. The Japan Patent Office published the highest number of patent applications and utility models of all authorities. In recent years, about 350,000 applications were filed...

Embase’s Emtree Thesaurus Updated 23. October 2012

The third update in 2012 to Emtree, the Embase thesaurus, was completed on October 8, 2012. This latest thesaurus version features:

MARPAT Backfile Expansion Update 19. October 2012

In March 2012, CAS announced that the MARPAT database would be enhanced with English-, German- and Japanese-language patents from 1987. The addition of English- and German-language patents for 1987 is now complete. Processing of English- and German-language patents from 1985 and 1986 and...

Expanded Embase Database Coverage on STN Includes More Biomedical and Pharmacological Content from Conferences 25. September 2012

On September 22, 2012, STN enhanced Embase coverage to include Conference Abstracts and Conference Reviews, including a backfile of more than 800,000 records. Conference Abstract records include abstracts, full indexing and controlled terminology from the Emtree thesaurus. Conference Review records...

Reload of METADEX – effect on SDIs and saved answers 17. September 2012

METADEX will be reloaded on September 22, 2012. The reloaded METADEX will have many enhancements, including coverage of patent documents, the numeric property search feature and simultaneous left- and right truncation in title (/TI) and abstract (/AB) fields.