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17 Mei 2010Cobidoc Nieuwsbrief Mei 2010


Cobidoc BV: Specialist in chemische informatie, octrooi-informatie en Europese aanbestedingen
STN User Day on May 27

The STN Userday is free of charge, but pre-registration is mandatory.
Please register here.

Date: May 27th, 2010
Location: COBIDOC BV
Kabelweg 37, Amsterdam



09:30 - 10:00 Henk Mosterd
Welcome with coffee/tea

10:00 - 10:45 Ralph Remme
What's new on STN (FIZ Karlsruhe)
An update about the latest developments on STN

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00 Robert Austin
Tips for effective physical property searching on STN
A number of key databases on STN provide physical and chemical property search options. Properties ranging from chemical, pharmacological and ecological, to physical and electrical/electronic may be searched on STN. In this session, we will provide practical tips for conducting a variety of property searches in several key STN databases, including REGISTRY, BEILSTEIN and INSPEC. The session will be of value to all intermediate, expert, and aspiring STN chemical and physical property searchers.

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:30 Yvonne Pope
What's new on STN (CAS)
An update about the latest developments on STN

13:30 - 14:30 Henk Mosterd
Finding elusive information
Sometimes we drown in information, at other times there is a drought. Learn techniques for finding elusive information, including: expanding complex chemical names, retrieving information about compounds with non-standard structures, looking for information in non-traditional databases, searching in multilingual sources

14:30 - 14:45
Coffee break

14:45 - 15:30 Sander de Kooter
"Biotextology"-Text Search Techniques for Biotechnology Information
What search techniques can be used searching Biotechnology Information? This session will provide you information how to use thesauri, specialized indexing, the synergy of using multiple biological databases on STN to ensure comprehensive reference retrieval

15:30 - 16:00 Bart de Vries
Tips & Tricks from the helpdesk
A half hour of Tips, Tricks and Did you Know?!


CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe Announce Plans for a New STN® Platform

CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe Announce Plans for a New STN® Platform

The STN Partners CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe would like to give early notification to their valued customers that a new STN platform is being developed.

The new platform will provide a more modern interface and product architecture, while maintaining the critical search power and high quality content for which STN has become known. The new product will have many advantages, such as:

  • Better integration of analysis tools
  • Improved database content consistency
  • Higher system limits

The new platform will run in parallel with current STN services for a few years to provide a comfortable transition for users.

Our development activities are being supported by an advisory council of global information professionals and thought leaders. We will also reach out to additional customers to help us pioneer the development of the next generation of STN.

We will be providing additional information at various development stages. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your STN Service Center.

STN will continue to focus on delivering what customers expect: precision and comprehensiveness; premium, value-add content; and exceptional customer support.


Database nieuws

WPINDEX/WPIDS/WPIX - recent enhancements

Coverage of China in DWPI
The Chinese patent office has made the following IP kind changes to the Chinese numbering system for the published data issued from 7th April 2010. The records included in DWPI from this date will reflect these changes to the patent kinds. There is no change to the number formats, only the kind codes are affected.

  • Granted Patents - will change from kind C to kind B for data published from 7th April 2010. Prior to April 2010 the patent kinds for granted patent publications were as follows: C for examined patents issued 1993 - 2010 and B for examined patents published before 1993.
  • Utility Models - will change from kind Y to kind U for the data published from 7th April 2010.

French Granted Patents
The coverage of France in DWPI will be enhanced at start of May 2010 with the inclusion of French Granted patents (FR B), to add to the existing coverage of French Applications in the file. The FR B's will be mainly equivalents within the DWPI patent family. The first records to be processed will be those published in January 2010, and these are expected to be included into DWPI Update 201029.



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.

27 Mei 201010:00 - 16:00STN User Day
8 Jun 201010:00 - 14:00SciFinder Basics
17 Jun 201010:00 - 16:00STN Basics
24 Jun 201010:00 - 14:00STN Intermediate
29 Jun 201010:00 - 14:00SciFinder Basics
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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