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February 2019

New Display Format IFAM2 in INPADOCDB and INPAFAMDB with Focus on Legal Status

February 2019

Key Terms support efficient full-text searching and results evaluation in Patent Full-text Databases

February 2019

Reload of patent full-text databases FRFULL and GBFULL with major enhancements

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 Summary Sheet


Producer: LexisNexis Univentio B.V., The Netherlands
Coverage:1978 to present
File Size:More than 3.4 million records
More than 2.7 million front page images (02/2019)
File Type: Full text
Content: WIPO/PCT patent applications
STN Easy:Yes

PCTFULL (WIPO/PCT Patents Full-Text database) covers the full-text of PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) published applications issued under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). At present, 152 contracting states participate in the PCT system.
PCTFULL records contain bibliographic data including patent applicant, inventor and legal representative information, patent, application and priority application data, IPC and EPC classification codes plus the searchable text of the complete documents, comprising titles, abstracts, detailed description and claims.
The text fields are generally available in one or more of the official languages, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Russian. Some are also available in other European languages. English machine translations of title, abstract, description or claims are available for the following languages: French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. For some documents content is available in an English transliteration (searchable, displayable, and selectable) as well as in the original non-Latin character based language (display only). This original language content may comprise patent applicant, inventor and legal representative information (names, sometimes addresses) as well as titles and abstracts in Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Numeric values of over 30 physical and chemical properties (/PHP) in almost 400 unit variants are searchable in all English-language text fields. Legal status data, family and citation display formats from the INPADOCDB database are available. Online thesauri for the International Patent Classification (/IPC), Cooperative Patent Classification (/CPC), and European Patent Classification (/EPC and /ICO) are searchable.


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Phone: (+31) 88-6390000
Email: customersupport(at)
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Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the PCTFULL 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 details.

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.


II. Special Part

The PCTFULL database is copyrighted by Univentio, and all rights are reserved. Usage of the data retrieved is allowed for internal purposes only. Any re-distribution in whatever shape or form is not allowed, except internal re-distribution according to the terms and conditions of the STN Information Keep & Share Program. Univentio shall endeavor to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date data in the database, but does not represent or warrant the accuracy, completeness or contents of any data or database supplied.