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>>> "Workshops - CAS STN" <[log in to unmask]> 9/27/2004 10:55:48 AM
You are invited to attend a free STN(r) Patent Forum session.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:30 am. The STN Patent
Forum begins promptly at 9:00 am.
Location: Hilton Woodbridge
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Registration is required. Register online at
<http://www.cas.org/training/regform.html> or send an e-mail to
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The STN Patent Forum includes the following topics:
Keep pace with the latest STN news including new files, new features,
and interface enhancements.
Current-Awareness Searches in Patent Databases
A current-awareness search is a useful tool for the surveillance of
specific research topics, competitors, inventors, patents, and legal
status information. Refresh the searching skills needed to identify
relevant information in a consistent and periodic manner and receive
delivery of this information in the most efficient and useful format.
Techniques for comprehensive current-awareness searching will be
presented, with special emphasis on the importance of new STN patent
databases, including Derwent World Patents Index First ViewSM,
and FRANCEPAT. In addition, the most recent current-awareness
enhancements to CAplusSM, Derwent World Patents Index(r), and INPADOC
will be discussed.
Non-traditional Sources of Patent Information on STN
Many look to STN for the wealth of patent information available. In
fact, over 24 databases are included in the PATENTS cluster. Plus,
patent information is available in over 55 additional databases on
The patent information available, and approaches to its retrieval,
be discussed for databases such as IMSPATENTS, PROMT, The Merck Index,
Federal Register, NTIS, Research Disclosure, and various
subject-specific databases. These alternative patent sources on STN
provide valuable information supporting litigation, licensing,
competitive assessment, patent status, and patent validity search
Is It Novel? Is It Obvious? - Techniques for Searching and Analyzing
In order for an invention to be patentable, it must be novel as
in the patent law, i.e., it cannot be publicly known, used, offered
sale, published, or patented. Even if the invention is different from
what is already known, a patent may still be refused or invalidated if
the invention would have been obvious. Techniques for using STN's
content and tools to improve your search and analysis of prior art
respect to the novelty and obviousness of an invention will be
New Analysis and Visualization Tools in STN Express(r) with
Analysis Edition, Version 7.01
The new release of STN Express with Discover! builds upon existing
features in the Analysis Edition.
This session highlights:
* Analyze Plus Wizard, which creates a customized, interactive
version of your search results for both single- and multi-file searches
* Data Group Tool, which automatically groups related
author/inventor names and company names contained in your search
results, allowing for cleaner, more streamlined tables and charts
* Additional access to property data through the redesigned and
enhanced Properties Wizard
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