STNews - July/August 2010

Index

See the following database news from FIZ Karlsruhe


CAS coverage of global patent authorities has expanded to 61 with the addition of Costa Rica

On July 12, 2010, CAS enhanced its extensive patent coverage by adding patent and patent family information from the Costa Rica Registry of Industrial Properties. Also at this time, CAS expanded coverage of the Argentina National Institute of Industrial Properties.

Patent publications have gained importance in recent years as a growing source of unique substance information, outpacing journal publications. In fact, patent disclosures contributed most of the new small molecules added to the CAS REGISTRY in 2009.

Costa Rican patent documents expand CAS already substantial coverage of patent authorities from smaller countries. Patent information from these smaller patent authorities is largely inaccessible to many patent searchers, and CAS is one of only a few information providers that cover smaller patent authorities.  

With CAS broad coverage of 61 worldwide patent authorities, you can quickly access multiple sources to obtain new and unique substance information.

CAS coverage of Costa Rican patent documents includes kind codes A (patent application) and U (utility model application) from 2007 to date.

For the Republic of Argentina, CAS now covers the following kind codes from 2006 to date:

  • A1 (patent applications)
  • A2 (divisional patent application)
  • A3 (additional patent application)
  • A4 (independent utility model application)
  • A6 (additional utility model application)

Costa Rican equivalents are now appearing in patent families, and Argentinean equivalents will be loaded in the next few weeks. Basic patents from the two countries are published in Spanish and will not appear in CASM/CAplusSM until indexing is complete, along with an English title and abstract.

STNews - What's New on STN

    July 28, 2014 | Latest Release of New STN Now
    Available, Expands Global Patent Coverage and
    Enhances Search Capabilities
    
    June 30, 2014
| CHEMCATS on STN Enhanced with
    New Search and Display Fields and More Frequent
    Updates
    
    May 28, 2014
| CAS REGISTRY BLAST Upgrade
    Improves Search Capabilities and Results Ranking


View or sign-up for STNews e-Newsletter

STN Events

Training

    September 16, 2014
    9:00 am and 2:00 pm EDT
    Structure Searching in DWPI Using STN Express

    September 18, 2014
    9:00 am EDT
    Introduction to Derwent World Patent Index (DWPI)

    October 7, 2014
    9:00 am EDT
    Structure Searching in MARPAT on STN

    October 28, 2014
    1:00 pm EDT
    Precision Searching in MARPAT


    Register for all of the training classes here.
          
Tradeshows

Contact Us

E-mail   Phone & Fax
help@cas.org   800-753-4227 (North America)
    614-447-3700 (Worldwide)
    614-447-3751 (Fax)