STN Patent Forum

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STN Patent Forum


STN® Patent Forums provide an ideal opportunity to learn more about patent searching on STN.

May 1, 2014
PIUG Annual Meeeting
Garden Grove, CA

9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
What's New? 
Get up-to-date on the latest from STN.  Learn what’s new, including:

  • Enhancements to CAplusSM, CAS REGISTRYSM, and MARPAT®
  • Biomedical files updates
  • DWPISM enhancements
  • Full-text patent database updates

10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science on STN
From 3D-printing to nanotechnology, STN includes a wealth of engineering-focused databases.  Learn about:

  • Engineering information in INSPEC®, COMPENDEX, CAplusSM and other databases
  • Database-specific search tools to enhance retrieval and precision
  • Using the STN exclusive Numeric Property Search function
  • Multi-file searches

This session is geared to all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced searchers.


11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 


New STN Case Studies
Each release of the new STN platform delivers additional enhancements to the STN search experience while maintaining precise and efficient searching of scientific and patent content.  This session will use real search examples to showcase some of the best new features in new STN.

1:30- 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Search Strategies at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology: Immunoconjugates  
The rapid convergence of the traditionally defined disciplines of chemistry and biology and the content resources in these areas create challenges and opportunities for many types of searches.  Immunoconjugates, also known as antibody drug conjugates, embody the marriage of chemistry and biology.  CAS REGISTRYSM, CAplusSM and other STN databases offer unique advantages for searching these hybrid complexes: broad coverage of sequences and chemical information, plus subject indexing.  Come and learn strategies and best practices for dealing with these challenging searches on STN.

Please click here to register.

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