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STN International provides patent information from China, Japan, and Korea

27. November 2008

Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI) on STN International now also covers Asian patent data / first published in DWPI First View (WPIFV), then deeply indexed documents available in DWPI (WPIX, WPIDS, WPINDEX)/ to be presented at the Online Information in London, Olympia
(Dec 2 – 4, 2008) at STN stand No. 512, Grand Hall

Karlsruhe/ London, November 2008 - China, Japan and Korea gain more and more influence on the world economy – and they have new products, product enhancements, and production processes patented. The Thomson Reuters World IP Today Report (04/07) on Global Patent Activity from 1997-2006, from the Scientific business of Thomson Reuters, states that patenting activities in China have increased by 470 per cent from 1997 to 2006. When doing patent research on the international state of the art, it is critical to be able to access patent applications, granted patents and Utility Models from these countries.

FIZ Karlsruhe and its partner, the Scientific business of Thomson Reuters, provide new content to meet these needs: The Derwent World Patents Index files on STN International (WPIDS, WPINDEX, WPIX, WPIFV) now include all the claims for Chinese and Korean patent applications and Utility Models, and the first claim for Japanese applications and Utility Models, all in English language, to complement the existing extensive coverage of these authorities.

Original content from these authorities is first published in DWPI First View (WPIFV) within days of publication. The bibliographic content and patent claims, some of which are machine-translated, are then thoroughly reviewed by patent information specialists at Thomson Reuters and enhanced DWPI Titles and abstracts are prepared clearly outlining the novelty of the invention. The records are indexed with Thomson Reuters’ proprietary classification system and the bibliographic meta data is corrected where necessary to eliminate errors found in the original patents. Once this value add is completed, the records are loaded into DWPI and the entry in DWPI First View is deleted. WPINDEX, WPIDS and WPIX offer all search functions of STN‘s value-added databases including automatic alert services (Alerting, SDI). The enhanced DWPI will be presented at the Online Information in London (Dec 2-4, 2008, Olympia fairgrounds) at the STN International stand (no. 512, Grand Hall).

More information:
Extended coverage of China and Japan

More value-added information for China and Korea

Press contact:
FIZ Karlsruhe, Rüdiger Mack
Phone +49-7247 808-513, Fax +49-7247 808-134,

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STN International - The Scientific & Technical Information Network - is jointly operated by FIZ Karlsruhe (Europe) and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Columbus, Ohio (USA) worldwide and represented in Japan by the Japan Association for International Chemical Information (JAICI). STN offers a wide range of indispensable databases as well as excellent tools for search, analysis and post-processing of search results. Decision-makers in enterprises and institutions highly appreciate the valuable information provided by STN.
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