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WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX: DWPI Country Coverage Update

June  15th,   2011

Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) now also covers patents from Poland and Hong Kong. This brings the number of authorities covered in DWPI to 47, further strengthening the global coverage of editorially enhanced content in the file.

Coverage includes DWPI titles and/or abstracts with CPI/EPI manual coding, and for the Polish content deep indexing (polymer indexing, fragmentation codes and Markush Indexing) where relevant. The first records to be released will be those published in January 2011.

Patents filed through the Gulf Cooperation Council
The patents filed through the Gulf Cooperation Council will soon start to appear in product, as early as DWPI updates 201130 or 201131. Records published in the official gazette volume 13 (covering the publication period October 2009 to April 2010) are now being processed by the DWPI editorial team.

The Gulf Cooperation Council regional office covers the following Arab states - Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Records identified as basics will include DWPI titles and abstracts, CPI/EPI manual coding and deep indexing (polymer indexing, fragmentation codes and Markush Indexing) where relevant. Records identified as equivalent already joined their existing DWPI family as normal. The number formats for the new content are shown below.

Document Description: Gulf Cooperation Council Granted
Kind: B
Raw Patent number: 0000774
DWPI patent number: GC774B
Raw application number: GCC/P/2002/2203
DWPI application number: 2002GC002203 A2

Taiwanese Utility Models
In DWPI update 201133 we resumed the loading of the Taiwanese Utility Model records that were published in 1998 and 1999. These records will have the kind code U1. Previously the TW Utility Model coverage in DWPI went back to January 2000.

The kind codes for the Utility Models published from 2000 to August 2004, will change from the kind U to kind U1 to ensure consistency for these old law records. All of the records will be reissued into DWPI with this amended kind code.

The 'new law' Utility Model records published from August 2004 onwards will continue to have the kind code U as is currently the case. Updates to the ongoing data are currently on hold and will resume once the 2000-2004 data has been reissued.

Chinese Granted Patents
From DWPI update 201131 the coverage of Chinese Granted patents in DWPI will be enhanced with the inclusion of an English language translation of the 1st claim at the DWPI member level record. Translations of the 1st claim will be available for all of the Chinese Granted patents published from January 2011. This enhancement to DWPI will enable users to compare differences between the first claim in the Chinese application and the subsequently published Chinese granted patent in the same family.

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