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March 2014

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January 2014

DWPI: Latest Manual Code Revision goes live

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News Messages 2004

LISA - new on STN 23. November 2004

Effective November 21, 2004 one more file produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Bethesda, MD, USA - LISA - has been released on STN.

KOREAPAT - new on STN 29. October 2004

A new patent database, KOREAPAT (Korean Patent Abstracts) has been released on STN on October 24, 2004.

File ENERGY no longer available to customers from Italy 27. September 2004

The International Energy Agency has informed us on short notice that Italy has retreated form the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) and requested to close access to the ENERGY database from Italy. As of October 1, 2004, customers from Italy are no longer authorised to ENERGY. We regret this...

SWETSCAN no longer available 23. September 2004

SWETSCAN has been removed from the RFTOOLS database cluster. SWETSCAN will be removed from STN on September 30, 2004. While on STN, SWETSCAN has not been accessible to customers in Canada, Japan, or the United States.

STANDARDS no longer available 22. September 2004


INPADOC: new family SDI and other enhancements 30. August 2004

As of Septemer 1, 2004 STN offers both document based alerts and also family based alerts for the INPADOC database. In addition to the existing SDI features for document specific updates it is now possible to monitor all specific changes in a patent family.

WPIDS / WPINDEX / WPIX: new display format HITSTR 27. August 2004

A new display format HITSTR allowing display of HIT STRUCTURES within the bibliographic document has been implemented in the Derwent World Patent Index files WPIDS, WPINDEX and WPIX.

BIOTECHABS/BIOTECHDS: display of Legal Status Data from INPADOC added 24. August 2004

The Derwent Biotechnology Resource files (non-subscriber file BIOTECHABS and subscriber file BIOTECHDS) have been enhanced with two new display fields.

BIOCOMMERCE: changes and enhancements 20. August 2004

In the fast-moving biotech arena companies come and go rapidly. A new start-up comes in to being every day of the week, while mergers and acquisitions are forcing consolidation among older companies. Staying on top of these developments is a challenge for all organisations.

CAplus and CA: patent records enhanced with Europ. & Japan Patent Office Classifications 17. August 2004

Effective August 1, 2004, patent records in the CA/CAplus family of files include the available European Classifications (ECLA) provided by the European Patent Office and File Forming Terms (F-Terms) provided by the Japan Patent Office. These classifications are included for the basic patents and...