INPADOC: Calculated Expiration Dates Available for Additional Patent Authorities
STN provides calculated expiration dates for granted IP rights of major patent authorities worldwide. The coverage now expands INPADOC databases by 11 additional patent authorities (in bold) and now includes 41 patent authorities, overall:
Argentina (AR), Austria (AT), Australia (AU), Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BR), Canada (CA), Switzerland (CH), China (CN), Czech Republic (CZ), German Democratic Republic (DD), Germany (DE), Denmark (DK), EAPO (Eurasian Patent Organization) (EA), Egypt (EG), EPO (European Patent Office) (EP), Spain (ES), Finland (FI), France (FR), United Kingdom (GB), Greece (GR), Hong Kong (HK), Hungary (HU), Ireland (IE), Italy (IT), Japan (JP), Korea (KR), Morocco (MA), Mexico (MX), Netherlands (NL), Norway (NO), New Zealand (NZ), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Russia (RU), Sweden (SE), Slovakia (SK), USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) (SU), Turkey (TR), Taiwan (TW), United States (US), South Africa (ZA).
Calculated expiration dates help users to narrow down FTO search results to active patent families and eliminate old patents which have naturally expired.
For further details and search examples, see the INPADOC News 2013/01: click here.
Additional Reactions from Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis and Organic Reactions Added to
CASREACT has been updated to include additional reactions from Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (EROS), and Organic Reactions. Approximately 25,000 reactions will be added by year’s end; this is in addition to the thousands added in 2008.
The inclusion of additional content from these established collections adds validated synthetic reactions, and will be useful to chemists seeking to synthesize novel compounds. A sample record appears below.
IFIALL Enhanced with the Addition of Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Data
Effective November 24, 2013, Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) data will become available for the first time in IFIALL on STN. A number of new search and display fields will be introduced in IFIALL, as well as a CPC thesaurus. All available CPC data will be loaded during 4Q2013. A database banner will provide updated information on CPC data coverage as backfile content is added to IFIALL.
Two fields in IFIALL are being reloaded with enhanced data:
- ARTU (Art Unit) – the USPTO art unit which examined the patent
- XPD (Expiration Date) – calculated patent expiration date
Searching Capabilities in ADISNEWS and ADISINSIGHT Enhanced
The searching capabilities in ADIS R & D Insight (ADISINSIGHT) and ADIS Newsletters (ADISNEWS) have recently been enhanced through the introduction of SLART (simultaneous left and right truncation) in key text fields.
- ADISINSIGHT: Basic Index, Revision Note (RNTE), Evaluation (EVAL) (SLART was previously implemented in the Chemical Name Segment (CNS) field)
- ADISNEWS: Basic Index, Controlled Word (CW), Title (TI), Text (TX)
SLART provides you the opportunity to increase retrieval without having to anticipate the text strings preceding a search stem of interest. For example, a search of TERPEN in the Basic Index of ADISNEWS retrieves nine hits, but by adding left truncation, retrieval is increased to 17 hits, due to words such as TRITERPENE and SESQUITERPENE.
Removal of CHEMINFORMRX, DETHERM, CHEMSAFE and SPECINFO from STN
The following databases will be removed from STN on December 17, 2013, at the request of the database producer:
- ChemInformRX Reaction (CHEMINFORMRX)
- DECHEMA Thermophysical Property (DETHERM)
- CHEMSAFE Chemical Safety Information (CHEMSAFE)
The Spectral Database Information System (SPECINFO) will also
STN Express®, Version 8.5.2, Launched November 20, 2013
A new version of STN Express, Version 8.5.2, launched November 20, 2013. Key enhancements include:
- Compatibility with Windows 8 and 8.1
- Improved structure drawing and displays
- Updated Create and Edit SDI Wizards now support RSS delivery of alert results
- Revised Property and Spectra Wizards to reflect current STN® database offering
- Enhanced CAS REGISTRY BLAST® performance
- Fixes for a variety of reported software issues
- The new “Transcript name" field in the Table Tool allows identification of the source transcript for each record in a multiple transcript Table
STN Express, Version 8.5.2, is available free to all STN login ID holders via the STN Software License and Download web site.
Updated Structure Plug-in Available for STN on the WebSM
An updated structure plug-in for STN on the Web users is available. The new plug-in improves structure drawing and display capabilities. To obtain the new plug-in, click the “Get Structure Plug-in” option within STN on the Web before logging in. Directions for installation are provided. You may need to contact your organization’s network administrator to upgrade.