CAS STNext® Coffee Lecture: A look into INPADOC

The EPO’s INPADOC databases represent an expansive collection of bibliographic data from millions of patent documents and their legal statuses. Searchers accessing the INPADOC files through CAS STNext benefit from enhancements and additional quality assurance provided by human expertise. Join this session for an introduction to INPADOC in CAS STNext.


What you will learn

  • How to leverage INPADOC to boost your search. 
  • Brief insights into additional indexing and standardization efforts adding value to INPADOC in CAS STNext. 
  • Tips for searching within INPADOC. 


Written By

Sarah Stokes

Senior Product Specialist, FIZ Karlsruhe

Sarah Stokes has been involved with the global STN organization since 2003. They have served as a librarian searcher for the US government, an applications specialist at CAS, a patent analyst at Landon IP, a regional manager and trainer for FIZ Karlsruhe, and now as a Senior Product Specialist focusing on Intellectual Property. Sarah’s academic background is in biochemistry and epidemiology.