STN Adds Australian Patent Full-text File, AUPATFULL, Including the New Numeric Search Feature
AUPATFULL is a new patent full-text database on STN as of July 24, 2011. It provides the full-text of patent applications and patent specifications published by the Australian Patent Office from 1964 onwards for the complete STN feature set, including the new numeric search feature. The Australian Patent Office is within the top 10 authorities concerning the number of patent applications over the past two decades. In the past years, over 20,000 applications were filed annually. A relatively large number of publications from the Australian Patent Office have their priority in Asian countries.
The records of the database contain bibliographic data, including patent applicant, inventor and legal representative information, patent, application and priority application data, IPC and EPC classification codes, abstract and the full-text of description and claims. Each database record contains all documents published for one application, displayed in order of appearance. Legal status data and family and citations display formats from the INPADOCDB database are available, as well as the searchable online thesauri for the International Patent Classification (/IPC) and European Patent Classification (/EPC and /ICO).
AUPATFULL is updated weekly.