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News Messages 2014

DWPI Primary Accession Numbers from 2015 27. November 2014

With the increasing number of Basic patent applications published each year and the ongoing enhancements being made to DWPI coverage, there is a need to accommodate volumes of more than 2.5 million Basic patents per year from 2015.

Extended Downtime on November 23, 2014 17. November 2014

To implement system upgrades, STN downtime will be extended for some STN databases on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Large Amount of Conference Information in Recent Embase Update May Impact SDI Retrieval in November 2014 06. November 2014

An unusually large Embase update on October 31, 2014 has led to some concerns that Alerts (also known as SDIs) scheduled to run later this week, for delivery this week and next, will return a larger number of records than usual. The number of records in that Alert will depend, as always, on the...

CPC Thesaurus based on official CPC Scheme 21. October 2014

The CPC thesaurus feature available in STN patent databases is now based on the official CPC scheme, known as “the interleaved presentation of the CPC”. This presentation is the official and only presentation of the CPC scheme since September 2014. The major difference to the original scheme is...

DWPI: New Patent Numbering Formats and Patent Kind Codes for Taiwan 21. October 2014

In Derwent World Patents Index the patent numbering format for Taiwanese granted patents and utility models published from August 2004 (new patent law) has been changed. The affected numbers include a letter before the patent number which is I for granted patents (examined patent applications) and...

Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Combination Set Data Now Available in CAplus, INPADOC and USPAT Databases 14. October 2014

As of September 28, CPC combination set data can be searched in the following STN databases: CA/CAPLUS, INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB, USPATFULL/ USPAT2/USPATOLD.

Surge in US Patent Publications in Coming Weeks 15. September 2014

The America Invents Act from 2011 impacted US patent law in a number of ways. Of particular interest at this time is the upcoming 18 month anniversary of the introduction of the first-inventor-to-file provision, which went into effect on March 16, 2013. Approximately 30,000 US patent applications...

New Full-text Database for Korean Patent Publications on new STN 27. August 2014

The new database KRFULL (Korean Patents Full-Text Database) marks the first new database on STN that is implemented on the new STN platform only. KRFULL covers the full-text of patent applications, patent specifications, and utility models published in the Republic of Korea and completes the set of...

Latest release of new STN now available, expands global patent coverage and enhances search capabilities 29. July 2014

A new release of the new STN platform expands global patent coverage, extends search capabilities and incorporates user feedback to enhance efficiency and workflow. Highlights include:

Retrieved BATCH results in DGENE, USGENE and PCTGEN are now available for 30 days 21. July 2014

Since July 2014 the time limit for retrieved sequence batch requests has been increased from 7 to 30 days in DGENE, USGENE and PCTGEN (see HELP CHANGE in each file).Now, BATCH search results will remain available on STN for 30 days after the first retrieval before they are automatically deletedThe...