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New on STN

March 2014

The latest release of the new STN platform, provides enhanced features and content that enable searchers to work more proficiently

February 2014

Access INFULL and DEFULL databases with STN Viewer

January 2014

DWPI: Latest Manual Code Revision goes live

Meet us at

PATINFO 2014- 36. Kolloquium der Technischen Universität Ilmenau über Patentinformation, Ilmenau, 04.-06. Jun

ICIC 2014, Heidelberg, 12.-14. Oct

STN User Meetings

Frankfurt, 06.05.2014
München, 13.05.2014
Essen, 22.05.2014

STN Viewer - A powerful workflow productivity tool for patent information users

STN® Viewer™ is a web-based workflow productivity tool for patent information users.  It is designed for simple management and evaluation of full-text patent documents from STN Express® answer sets. 

Product Overview

STN Viewer is the only patent evaluation tool integrated with the high-quality full-text patent databases on STN® and the precise searching capabilities and post-processing features of STN Express.

STN Viewer combines the power of STN with an easy-to-use interface for efficient patent management and evaluation.

Features and Benefits

With STN Viewer, you can:

  • Seamlessly transition from patent searching to patent evaluation
  • Quickly evaluate patents for relevancy
  • Reduce the time needed to evaluate large patents
  • Improve communication of patent evaluation results

Manage Patents:

Evaluate Patents:

Information on STN Viewer is also available in PDF.

Accessing STN Viewer

To use STN Viewer:

  1. Conduct a search in STN Express, Version 8.4 or higher, in one or more patent-containing databases
  2. Click an L-number or a patent number from a displayed patent record and select Evaluate with STN Viewer 

When Evaluate with STN Viewer is selected, patent documents are retrieved from STN full-text patent databases and sent to STN Viewer, launched in your default web browser.  Existing patent projects in STN Viewer may be accessed directly via the Web.