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March 2020

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STN – the choice of patent experts

STN helps to find the business-critical information needed by your company or institution for your own research and innovation processes.

STN provides an information advantage that empowers you to:

  • protect valuable intellectual property
  • assess patentability and freedom-to-operate
  • track competitive intelligence
  • investigate new research opportunities
  • mitigate risks of missed information
  • avoid expensive duplicate research
  • support strategic business planning.

Information professionals, IP professionals, patent examiners and researchers worldwide rely on STN for their scientific and technical information needs because STN delivers:

  • unique content collection
  • unparalleled search power
  • proven reliability

STN is an information service in the field of research and patent information worldwide renowned. It is highly valued by firms active in chemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals, as well as patent offices, lawyers and research institutions.

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In order to protect your company’s internal know-how, to safeguard competitive advantages related to your patent portfolio, and to maintain the company’s innovative strength a professional search is absolutely essential.

The neutral platform STN provides a single point of access to the premium content of the relevant databases from the world’s most important publishers in the areas of patents, the natural sciences, and technology. On STN this content is combined with highly developed tools and functions for retrieval, analysis and visualization. STN’s search system is specifically engineered for scientific and patent content, allowing searches for text matches, chemical structures, and biosequences.

Several interfaces with specialized features and content have been tailored to the needs of different user groups. Alternatively we offer the FIZ Search Service. In this case our experts perform searches on behalf of clients using STN databases and compile the results for presentation.

Subsequently to your search our integrated document delivery Service FIZ AutoDoc provides you easy and fast access to full-text journal articles and patents.

Since 1984, STN International has been jointly operated and furthered by a close collaboration between FIZ Karlsruhe and CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service), based in Columbus, Ohio.

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STNext® - Elevating the classic STN experience


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STNext is a new gateway to the world’s premier solution for scientific, technical and IP research. Built on the classic STN® foundation, STNext delivers the comfort and confidence of classic STN in a new, browser-based interface:

  • Securely access STN from any computer without installing software
  • Streamline workflow with an intuitive interface
  • Take immediate advantage of the latest STN enhancements


See what you can do today on STNext, and then sign in with your current STN login ID to find out how STNext elevates your classic STN experience.

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Featured Highlights

Asian Patents on STN®

Poster presented at the EPO’s East meets West 2019 Forum on Asian patent information

The EPO's annual forum "East meets West"on Asian patent information serves as a regular platform for patent information users around the world to discuss their Asian patent information needs. The forum gives an overview of the latest developments in Asian patent data during a poster exhibition [11 - 12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria].

STN InternationalSM presented  a poster illustrating the unrivalled coverage of Asian patent and non-patent publications. STN offers value-added, chemical structure searchable information from the most important patent offices in English language.

The graphics/charts on STN’s poster show

  • the Asian patent authorities covered on STN (world map, diagram)
  • a drill-down for the value-added databases CAplus, Derwent WPI, REAXYSFILE and INPADOC
  • Statistics of non-patent literature covered in STN databases.

Download the poster.

STN Global Value Pricing Empowers You to Maximize the Value of STN

STN Global Value Pricing delivers unlimited STN access at a fixed price, with predictable renewal costs. Built upon the successful STN Fixed Fee pricing program, Global Value Pricing incorporates customer feedback and recent market trends to empower users to maximize the value STN creates for their entire organization.
Key aspects of Global Value Pricing include:

  • unlimited usage of all STN content and features under a single fixed-price agreement
  • unlimited number of users and sites globally
  • multi-year agreements with fixed annual increases renewal pricing based on standard annual price increase

STN Global Value pricing allows organizations of all sizes to improve budget predictability, simplify administration, and focus on finding answers rather than worrying about costs. Contact your local STN representative or your local STN Help Desk for more information.