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 Summary Sheet


Producer:LexisNexis Univentio B.V., The Netherlands
Coverage:1855 to present
File Size:Comprehensive 1902 to present, first document from 1855
More than 2.44 million family records with more than 3.16 million publications
More than 2.09 million front page images from 1902 to present (11/2019)
File Type:Full text
Content:French patent applications, granted patents and utility models in science and technology
Language:French, English
STN Easy:Yes

FRFULL covers the full text of published patent applications, granted patents, and utility models in France (FR). The records of the database contain bibliographic data including patent applicant, inventor, and agent, publication, application, priority, and related application data, IPC, CPC, and EPC/ICO classification codes, abstract and the full text of detailed descriptions and claims. Records are available about a week after publication date with the complete content. Titles, abstracts, detailed descriptions and claims are available in French and machine translated to English. Each database record contains all documents published for one application, displayed in order of appearance. Numeric values of 59 physical and chemical properties in about 20,000 unit variants of the base and additional units are searchable in all English full text fields. Keyterms, i.e. noun phrases of 1 to 5 words extracted from all English text fields, are provided in an extra search field. Images, mostly front page images, are included when available.

Online thesauri are available in the /IPC, /CPC and /EPC field. Additionally, legal status data, patent and non-patent citations, and family display formats from the INPADOCDB database are available. Automatic current awareness searches (SDIs) may be run weekly (default) or monthly. Some of the full text has been created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Therefore, characters may be misinterpreted, or portions of the text may be incomplete.

Abstracts, detailed descriptions and claims in English are machine translations. The database is updated weekly. Automatic current awareness searches (SDIs) may be run weekly (default) or monthly. Simultaneous left and right truncation is available in the basic index, title, abstract, and claims. Legal status data, family and legal status display formats from the INPADOCDB database are available. Online thesauri are available in the /IPC, /CPC and /EPC field.  Some of the full text has been created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. Therefore, characters may be misinterpreted, or portions of the text may be incomplete.



LexisNexis Univentio B.V.
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The Netherlands
Phone: (+31) 88-6390000
Email: info(at)
Copyright Holder


FIZ Karlsruhe
P.O. Box 2465
76012 Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 7247 808-555
Fax: +49 7247 808-259
Email: helpdesk(at)fiz-karlsruhe(dot)de

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the FRFULL file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part.

2. Customers
A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online access has been ordered.

3. Search Results
All rights are reserved. Search results delivered online or offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer. No written permission of the database producer is required if search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e. printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g. for creating a database).
The customer must observe the copyright of the database producer. Enter HELP SHARETERMS for detailed information on the STN Information Keep & Share Program, which allows Recipients to purchase the right to archive and / or redistribute search results from STN databases for internal re-use. Or, visit the STN Information Keep & Share Program for detailed information.
Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use.
The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright.
For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties.
The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge.
The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability
The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warrenty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.