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December 2019

CAplus (SM) Now Provides Non-Conventional Patent Families for Chinese Dual Filings

November 2019

PatentPak(R) now available in USPATFULL/USPAT2 on STNext(R)

November 2019

CAS FORMULATIONS (TM) Enhanced on STNext

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News Messages 2019

DWPI Coverage Enhancements – Adding CIS Countries 20. March 2019

From update 2019/17 onwards, the country coverage of Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) will be further enhanced by the inclusion of records from 8 former Soviet republics that now form the CIS(Commonwealth of Independent States), plus Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO). The patent authorities...

Search Limits Significantly Expanded Exclusively in STNext 07. March 2019

Effective immediately, search limits have been significantly and exclusively expanded in STNext®. You can now have up to 100 million answers per file per session in all databases on STNext.In addition, the structure searchable databases CAS RegistrySM, MARPAT® and CASREACT® now allow up to 100...

CPC Combination Sets are now completely available in Derwent World Patents Index 01. March 2019

CPC combination sets are groups of CPC symbols linking multiple features of an invention. Patent examiners assign these combination sets in special technical fields to classify different aspects of the main inventive feature. Since July 2017, CPC combination sets have been made available for DWPI...

New Display Format IFAM2 in INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB with Focus on Legal Status 18. February 2019

A new display format IFAM2 is available in INPADOC and INPAFAM allowing faster review of results when focusing on the legal status. Compared to the IFAM predefined format, IFAM2 is more condensed with  bibliography and legal status only, i.e. without classifications, abstract and citations. In...

Key Terms support efficient full-text searching and results evaluation in Patent Full-text Databases 18. February 2019

Key Terms are provided in a new search and display field in patent full-text databases.They are extracted with linguistic and statistical methods from all English text fields. Key Terms are useful to broaden search scope more precisely than Basic Index searches and enhance retrieval of relevant...

Reload of patent full-text databases FRFULL and GBFULL with major enhancements 18. February 2019

Reload of patent full-text databases FRFULL and GBFULL with major enhancementsThe patent full-text databases FRFULL and GBFULL for patent applications from France and the United Kingdom  have been reloaded and enhanced. New features in both files are Key Terms (field KT) to support efficient...

STN introduces Strong Passwords and Forgot Password Feature 11. February 2019

STN has introduced strong passwords, which are required for new and changed passwords. Users can keep their current passwords for the time being. Nevertheless, as security aspects become more and more relevant, and risks using weak passwords grow, users are advised to change to a strong password....

INPADOC/INPAFAM: Major enhancements for PCT entry into national phase data 04. February 2019

Based on backfile data received from WIPO, the coverage of data on the entry of PCT applications into the national phase in the INPADOC database could be increased. The PCT entry into national phase data is provided with the legal status code (field /LSC) WOWWE and now available for 66 patent...

The 2019 Version of MEDLINE Now Available on STN® 30. January 2019

The 2019 MEDLINE reload was completed on January 26, 2019. There were no new fields introduced in this reload. The 2019 MeSH thesaurus is available as a source of terminology for your searches. This year there were more than 360 new MeSH headings, including:- 106 new MeSH headings for heterocyclic...

DWPI Manual Code revision 2019 04. January 2019

From DWPI update 201901 onwards the DWPI Manual Codes will be indexed with the revised 2019 set of codes. The Manual Codes are revised at the start of each year to include new codes suggested by customers as well as the patent analysts at Clarivate Analytics. For the 2019 revision, 37 new Manual...