Database News

Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) New Coverage - Indonesia

The country coverage in DWPI has been further enhanced with the inclusion of records published by the Indonesian Patent Office from DWPI update 201309.

This latest addition takes the authority coverage in DWPI to 50, further extending the global coverage of editorially enhanced content.

The new coverage of Indonesia in DWPI will include all Patent Applications and Short Term Patents (known as Simple Patents) published from January 2010 ongoing.

Records identified as basics will have DWPI titles and abstracts and manual coding, with deep indexing for chemical records where applicable. The first records, from October 2012, appeared in DWPI update 201309, with the most recently published records being loaded first, followed by the backfile to 2010 over subsequent weeks. The backfile load is expected to be completed in Q2.

The number formats for the new content in DWPI is shown in the table below:

Publication Numbers

 Document Type  DWPI Kind Code Raw Format  STN DWPI Format
 Application (National or PCT)   A  ID 2012/04344   ID201204344 
 Simple Patent   S   ID 2012/S/00200   ID201200200 



Application Numbers

 Document Type Raw Format  STN DWPI Format
National Filing P00201100205 ID2011-P205
PCT Filing W00201200850 ID2012-W850
 Simple Patent   S00201200132   ID2012-S132

Further details can be found in the DWPI Reference Center on the Thomson Reuters website.

The coverage of recent patent publications from Indonesia is unique to DWPI. INPADOC has a unique coverage of Indonesian patent data from 1992 to 2002, including published patent applications (A-documents) and granted patents (B-documents).

MARPAT® BackFile Expansion Update

CAS continues to expand backfile content in MARPAT with unique information. MARPAT now includes French-language patents from 1985 to 1987. This is in addition to the previously announced English- and German-language patents from that period. We continue processing Japanese-language patents from 1987. To date, Markush information has been added from over 4,200 patent publications.

INPADOC Updates on STN

Interruption of Canadian Legal Status Data:
Loading of Canadian legal status data is suspended for the time being. The most recent Canadian legal status information was added to the STN database in week 201302 (UPLS 20130110).

The European Patent Office (EPO) is conducting a maintenance operation to ensure consistency and coherence between their data and the data of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

According to EPO a new back-file with Canadian legal status data will be loaded in April and loading of the front-file will resume shortly after.

Interruption of Japanese Legal Status:
Loading of legal status information from Japan is suspended for the time being. The most recent Japanese legal status information was added to the STN database in week 201307 (UPLS 20130214).

In order to add Japanese legal status codes concerning lapses which are not yet available EPO has interrupted the loading of Japanese legal status data for a short period of time.

PCT entry into national phase data are not affected.

Update on Cooperative Patent Classification (CPCs) in DWPI

CPC Data published by the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO):
It is expected that the first CPC data will be included on U.S. applications (US-A documents) from 14 March 2013. For U.S. grants (US-B documents) some CPCs may publish from the end of February.

As soon as this data becomes available from the USPTO it will be included in DWPI.

CPC data published by the European Patent Office (EPO):
The EPO have produced two backfile data sets, both of which are being processed for inclusion in DWPI.

The first records containing CPCs began to appear in DWPI in mid February in records where a new equivalent was added to an existing DWPI family or a correction to a record was made.

The full load of all backfile data into DWPI will be carried out during May, once both backfile data sets from the EPO have been fully processed. This is likely to complete by June and will contain CPC data published to the third week of January 2013 along with any European Classifications (ECLA) that have been included in this data.

In July the standard quarterly reclassification update will be applied to DWPI and will include the CPC data published from the 4th week in January onwards.

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Science IP and Search Tip of the Month
MARPAT, produced by CAS, contains nearly one million searchable Markush structures from the claims and disclosures of patent publications. MARPAT searching often retrieves additional references not found in other structure-searchable databases. These additional references can help with matters relating to patentability, freedom-to-operate and validity. In this month’s article, Searching MARPAT Using Element Counts with Generic Groups, we apply Element Counts with generic groups within a broad Markush structure to enhance precision in MARPAT.

Faced with a challenging search or require comprehensive results? Contact the expert research staff at Science IP.

Take Note - Announcements

Current Awareness Alerts User Guide

Have you read the newly updated current awareness alerts (SDIs) guide? The guide contains information about:

  • What is a current awareness alert
  • Types of alerts available
  • Packages and alert delivery
  • Best practices
  • Examples
  • How to set up alerts
  • And more!

2013 Update - Older Versions of STN Express® to be Discontinued

To ensure an improved, more consistent user experience with newer features and maximized security for all STN sessions, support and software are now discontinued for all versions below 8.3. Please note that you can upgrade for free at any time to the current version of STN Express, Version 8.5, from the STN Software License and Download website.

Software and support for versions of STN Express will be discontinued according to the following schedule:

Versions below 8.4
February 9, 2013
June 8, 2013

Support discontinuation = You may continue to use the software, but technical support and documentation for this version may no longer be available.

Software discontinuation = Access to STN will no longer be possible with this version of STN Express.

Whether you've already upgraded to STN Express, Version 8.5, or will be doing so in the near future, we want to make sure you get the support you need. Contact your local STN Service Center for assistance.

March 2013: In this Issue

New STN Platform Update

STN Is Revolutionizing Patent Searching for Professionals

The STN Version One beta release begins taking STN to new heights. Catch a glimpse of exciting advancements on the horizon in this video.

*Check out the recent article on new STN published in Information Today Newsbreaks.

More New Platform Product News and Media Releases:
Bookmark The New STN Platform webpage and check back often as we will be providing additional information at various development stages.

CAS Customer Center Q &A

Q. How do I find sequences from specific organisms in CAS REGISTRYSM?

A. Search for the organism’s name in the /CNS field in REGISTRY. Here is an example of a search looking for all sequences registered from the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

Upcoming Training

View Upcoming Training on the Training & Events Calendar

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For on-demand STN training resources, please visit CAS Learning Solutions at http://learning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and quick reference cards are available to help new users with Learning Solutions.

STN e-Seminars

The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) in DWPI on STN
March 19
10:00 am EDT (3:00 pm CET)

2:00 pm EDT (7:00 pm CET)

FIZ AutoDoc: A New Direction in Document Delivery for STN and Beyond
March 21
2:00 pm EDT (7:00 pm CET)

March 26
10:00 am EDT (3:00 pm CET)


The Secret Life of CAplusSM
March 26
1:00 pm EDT (6:00 pm CET)

Setting up Alerts in the Derwent Databases on STN
April 9
9:00 am EDT (3:00 pm CEST)

2:00 pm EDT (8:00 pm CEST)

Structure Searching in DWPI using STN Express
May 14
9:00 am EDT (3:00 pm CEST)

2:00 pm EDT (8:00 pm CEST)

Advanced Techniques for Statistical Analyses in INPADOC on STN

May 16
9:00 am EDT (3:00 pm CEST)

May 23
2:00 pm EDT (8:00 pm CEST)

Revisiting the Basics of Structure Search on STN
May 28
1:00 pm EDT (7:00 pm CEST)

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