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14 Juli 2010Cobidoc Nieuwsbrief Juli 2010


INPADOCDB meer citatiegegevens opgenomen

As of July 9 2010, the coverage of patent citation data in the INPADOC files INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB has been enhanced. The recent enhancements comprise new citation details and improved functionality supporting new and efficient ways for competitor analyses:

  • publication dates available for cited patent numbers
  • improved coverage of applicant citations
  • sources of citation extended for PCT-applications
  • search report office available for citations of PCT-applications
  • cited patent assignee names are now searchable

Patent Citations are very useful sources to find additional prior art, to identify key patents of a particular area of technology and to see if a company is driven by innovative technologies.

The INPADOC databases cover patent citations for more than 12 mio applications from 21 patent authorities. These citations are a valuable source for analyzing the prior art provided by patent applicants and patent examiners.

Cited patent numbers enhanced with publication dates and improved coverage of applicant citations

Cited patent numbers are provided with their respective publication dates for all documents which are new or have been updated since March 2010. This new information is associated with two new search and select fields: the cited patent publication date RPD (=PD.D) and the cited patent publication year RPY (=PY.D). The publication dates of cited patents indicate to which extend a company cites relatively recent patents and is thus more innovative than a company whose patents cite older patents.

The coverage of applicant citations for EP- and PCT-publications has been extended to cited applications numbers. These cited application numbers refer to

  • patent applications followed by a patent publication: instead of the application number we cite the publication number in the field REP and indicate this with an asterisk *.
  • pending applications (not yet published)
  • US provisional applications (no publication)
  • applications abondoned (no publication)

Referenced application information is searchable via the new search fields AP.D, AC.D and AK.D, the corresponding display format is the REAI-format.

In the course of implementing the new citation data, various synonym field names have been introduced to be more consistent with the Patent Citation Index (PCI).

Voor een volledig overzicht van de nieuwe functies zie de website van STN International:


WPIFV komt te vervallen

Hierbij nogmaals het bericht dat de WPIFV database komt te vervallen. Mocht u profielen (SDI's) hebben draaien in deze database en heeft u hulp nodig om deze om te zetten naar bijvoorbeeld de WPINDEX, neem dan contact met ons op.

The Derwent World Patents Index First ViewSM (DWPI First ViewSM, file WPIFV) database will no longer be available after July 30, 2010. The final update (201040) will be made around June 25 and the file will then remain static until July 30, allowing users to retrieve any saved search results. During that period, users may see duplicate results between searches run on both DWPI and DWPI First View as we will no longer be removing records from DWPI First View when they are input into DWPI. Following the retirement, Thomson Reuters will continue to work on the remaining patents in the file, which will be loaded into DWPI as the value-added abstracts and indexing become available.

DWPI First View was launched in 2004 to provide faster access to data from new patents not yet available in the main DWPI database (Files WPINDEX, WPIDS and WPIX). In recent years, however, significant improvements have been made to the timeliness of DWPI. On average, records are now being loaded within 15 days of publication date. While the DWPI timeliness improvements greatly benefit users, they also impact the content and size of DWPI First View. The amount of time patent records are stored in DWPI First View has been considerably reduced, as well as the overall size of DWPI First View in terms of the number of patents in the file at any particular time. These factors have diminished the value of DWPI First View for customers.

The main DWPI database will not be affected by this change and records will continue to be produced as normal. Alert/SDI searches running in DWPI First View can be migrated to the main DWPI file to provide a continued alerting service.



Hieronder vindt u het cursusoverzicht voor 2010. Voor meer informatie verwijzen wij u naar onze website: of klik op de links hieronder om u direct in te schrijven.

6 Sep 201010:00 - 16:00STN Basics
8 Sep 201010:00 - 14:00SciFinder Basics
23 Sep 201010:00 - 14:00STN Intermediate
6 Okt 201010:00 - 10:00STN Basics
12 Okt 201010:00 - 14:00SciFinder Basics
14 Okt 201010:00 - 14:00STN Intermediate
8 Nov 201010:00 - 14:00SciFinder Basics
16 Nov 201010:00 - 16:00STN Basics
23 Nov 201010:00 - 14:00STN Intermediate

De meer gespecialiseerde cursussen, worden op aanvraag georganiseerd. U hoeft dan bijvoorbeeld niet meer enkele maanden te wachten totdat de cursus weer aan de beurt is. U kunt een datum afspreken, die u het beste uit komt. Neemt u hiervoor contact op met de Cobidoc helpdesk (020-6880333 of Een overzicht van de gespecialiseerde cursussen vindt u hieronder.


Advanced Structure Searching in CAS REGISTRYIntroduction to DWPI
Advanced Subject Searching in CAPLUSIntroduction to INPADOCDB + INPAFAMDB
Advanced Text Searching in the CAS REGISTRY FileMarkush Searching in the Patent Literature
Analysis and Visualization with STN AnaVistMEDLINE Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
Basic Patent SearchingPatent Family and Legal Status Searching
Basic Subject Searching in CAPLUSPolymer Searching
Basic Substance SearchingProperty Searching in CAS REGISTRY
BEILSTEINReaction Searching in CASREACT
Biotechnology Searching on STNSearching Full-Text Patent Files + STN Viewer
CAS RolesSequence Searching
Citation SearchingStructure Searching in the CAS REGISTRY File
Dealing with Large Answer SetsThe Virtual File


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