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Register to attend a free STN training at the Marriott Washington at Metro Center<> in Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 6

9:00 am - 4:00 pm STN User Update- Register<>

What's New on STN?

Update yourself on the latest from STN.  You will learn about:
*         Updates to STN interfaces
*         New features and functionality in STN databases
*         New fields and new STN database reloads

Retrieving Regulatory Information on STN

Chemical regulatory information is needed for the preparation and transport of most substances.

In this session, you will learn how to:
*         Interpret TSCA and other national inventory regulatory information
*         Locate REACH information for the transportation of chemicals in Europe

Have It Your Way

Due to ever-increasing demands on your time, you may find it difficult to stay on top of STN(r) database commands and features.  In this session, we will review the following:
*         SET commands
*         Saving options
*         Numeric operators
*         Online help

Current Awareness in Patent Databases

A current-awareness alert (SDI) is a useful tool for the surveillance of specific research topics, competitors, inventors, patents, and legal status information.  In this session, we will review the searching skills needed to identify relevant information in a consistent and periodic manner and how to receive this information in the most efficient and useful format.

We will also discuss how certain SDI features and options available in CAplus, Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), and DWPI First View can be used to retrieve comprehensive results, including:
*         Automatic and manual alerts
*         Multifile alerts and package alerts
*         Choosing the right update code
*         Multifile patent family and legal status alerts
*         Finding Licensing Information on STN

Licensing information is vital when trying to determine who is really using reported technology. Several databases on STN allow you to easily track licensing in multiple disciplines.

In this session, we will discuss:
*         Patent databases that cover reported licensing activity
*         Specialized search and display fields for licensing information
*         Comprehensive search methods for pharmaceutical licensing
*         Business cluster databases that include licensing announcements

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