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FIZ Karlsruhe Launches RDISCLOSURE
FIZ Karlsruhe has launched the defensive publication database RDISCLOSURE on STN International. RDISCLOSURE, claimed to be the most significant non-patent prior art database in the world, contains "cutting edge disclosures going back decades." According to the company, potential users would be industrial patent searchers, legal firms, and individual inventors wishing to locate prior art, check for patentability, or undertake validity or opposition searches.
Produced by Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd., Westbourne, Hants, U.K., RDISCLOSURE provides the full text including images of technical disclosure records from the defensive publication journal Research Disclosure. The database RDISCLOSURE covers descriptions of inventions from all areas of science and technology, i.e., all classes of the IPC, and contains records from 1960 to the present. It is updated monthly. Current-awareness alerts (SDIs) are also available monthly.
STN can be accessed by dial-in service using its client software STN Express with Discover! It can be accessed directly using a standard Web browser (http://stnweb.fiz-karlsruhe.de or secure server: https://stnweb.fiz-karlsruhe.de). At a later time, RDISCLOSURE may also be available in STN Easy, the point-and-click interface for occasional searchers unfamiliar with the STN command language.
Source: FIZ Karlsruhe
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