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July 31, 2006 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Derwent World Patents Index Enhanced on Dialog

Thomson Scientific ( announced that Dialog has released the enhanced version of Derwent World Patents Index—DWPI (Files 350, 351, 352). Enhancements include new content, improved indexing, and better display options. The improved DWPI database also accommodates the requirements of the International Patent Classification (IPC) version 8, which entered into force Jan. 1, 2006. A comprehensive list of enhancements, including a sample record, is available at

The content added to DWPI includes the following:

  • New, original patent data, including the original patent titles and abstracts; original patent titles are available in multiple languages
  • Extra bibliographic data, such as full inventor names and associated addresses, patent assignee addresses, and patent agent information
  • 750,000 documentation abstracts in text-searchable format available for the first time; original abstracts are available in multiple languages
  • Multiple drawing and chemical structure images display, in addition to a representative drawing, in-line with the relevant text
Source: Thomson Scientific

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