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IFI’s U.S. Patent Collection Available on STN in One Database

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Single File Integration Makes It Easier for STN Patent Searchers to Conduct Comprehensive Patent Searches

IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, and STN®, a leading online database service that provides global access to patents and published research, today announced the availability of IFIALL on the STN platform. The most comprehensive U.S. patent collection, IFIALL combines three IFI CLAIMS patent databases into a single file to make patent searches faster and easier for STN searchers.

IFIALL provides complete front-page patent information, patent full text and the historical IFI CLAIMS value-added data fields including chemical indices. All STN patent searchers now can conveniently search this information in a single database.

“STN is relied upon by patent professionals around the world and we are pleased to now be able to offer the unique value-added content available in IFI CLAIMS to all STN users in one database,” said T.J. Bowen, Manager, STN Marketing and Development. “We greatly appreciate the on-going collaboration with IFI CLAIMS Patent Services to make this possible.”

IFIALL includes value-added enhanced titles and chemical index terms for chemical patents from 1950 through January 2011. In IFIALL, STN searchers pay no added costs for accessing these chemical index terms. Encompassing more than 9.5 million records, IFIALL is valuable to prior art searchers as chemical patents include technologies such as polymer chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, paints, cosmetics and semiconductors which are difficult to search using free text alone.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with STN to bring high-value patent data to bear on one of the most popular patent-search platforms,” said Mike Baycroft, CEO, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. “The availability of this premium, manually indexed data to all STN users is a real asset for prior-art searchers.”

IFIALL also contains the data IFI CLAIMS users have come to depend on for more than 50 years. This includes Assignee Name Standardization for granted U.S. patents and Probable Assignee Names for U.S. Patent Applications. IFI CLAIMS’ Standardized Assignee Name database is the basis for IFI’s Annual Top 50 list.

IFI CLAIMS Legal Status, Reexamination and Reassignment data continues to be available in the IFICLS database. IFIALL is available immediately on the STN platform. For more information visit the STN or IFI CLAIMS websites.

CLAIMS® is a registered trademark of IFI CLAIMS Patent Services.

STN® is a registered trademark of the American Chemical Society.

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