PatentPak Button Highlights from the PIUG 2015 Northeast Conference

The PIUG 2015 Northeast Conference, held in New Brunswick, NJ, October 12-14, was attended by more than 80 patent experts in the areas of pharmacology, chemistry and biology. The agenda included a one-day plenary session, vendor exhibition and workshops, including an STN® Patent Forum. Click here for more information.

A Look at Recent Patenting Activity in Seawater Desalination Technologies

Approximately 70 million people around the world rely on desalination to meet their daily freshwater needs. The most common method of removing salts and contaminants from seawater is reverse osmosis, which involves forcing seawater under high pressure through a membrane that blocks ions from flowing through. However, this method consumes a lot of energy compared with transporting freshwater from elsewhere or using other less energy-intensive desalination methods. Read more.

PatentPak ButtonUsing a Simple Script to Exclude Patent Numbers Retrieved in an Earlier Search 

Learn how to efficiently exclude a list of patent numbers retrieved from a previous search so they won't be retrieved again in your new search. Read more.


Coverage of Danish and Moldovan Patents Expanded in CAplusSM

Coverage of Danish and Moldovan patents in CAplus has been expanded with additional kind codes. Click here for details.


 When I searched CAS REGISTRYSM on STN using the molecular formula for an acid salt, such as potassium hydrogen succinate (C4 H5 K O4/MF), no records were found. What should I search instead to retrieve substances like this? Read more.


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November 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. EST
PatentPak - A Time-Saving Solution Coming Soon to STN!

November 4, 2015
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PatentPak - A Time-Saving Solution Coming Soon to STN!

November 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. EST
Searching DWPI Polymer Indexing on New STN

November 19, 2015
2:00 p.m. EST
Searching DWPI Polymer Indexing on New STN

November 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. EST
The Secret Life of CAplus

December 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. EST
Structure Searching on New STN

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November 4-6, 2015
Toyko, Japan
2015 Patent and Information Fair & Conference

November 10-12, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark
EPO Patent Information Conference


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