STN offers a breadth of premier resources from the world's most authoritative publishers in the area of:
Life sciences and medicine
Engineering & Technology
STN´s combination of content from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS®), Derwent™, Elsevier, and from the European Patent Office, the USPTO and other patent authorities, is unique.
STN sources include :
STN´s sophisticated retrieval lets you precisely and comprehensively find the information and knowledge you need in STN´s collection of 100+ databases with a total of over 1.6 billion records.
A world of patent information - STN's unparalleled offer
Patent databases on STN are key information resources for determining patentability, state of the art, infringement, and the legal status of the patents.
STN integrates the world’s largest and most important value-add and first level patent databases on one platform. And: Only on STN you can search patent information from Derwent (Clarivate Analytics), Chemical Abstracts Service, and the European Patent Office’s worldwide Patent Information Resource in one place:
Derwent WPI, CAplus, and INPADOC
In addition to these key databases, STN provides full-text patent databases from the European Patent Office (EPFULL), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPATFULL), the World Intellectual Property Organization (PCTFULL), the key Asian authorities and more
STN - the unsurpassed source for chemical substance information
With CAS REGISTRYSM, STN provides the world’s most authoritative collection of disclosed substance information. The CAS REGISTRYSM is a comprehensive collection of more than 160 million chemical substances and nearly 70 million bio-sequences extracted by CAS scientific analysts from journal articles, patents, and other sources dating back more than 150 years. It grows by 40 thousand substances every day.
CAS Formulations (CASFORMS) is another unique database covering the chemistry of formulations in pharmaceuticals, agroscience and cosmetics, coatings, consumer goods, food and materials. The database brings together information from multiple sources including patents, journal articles supplier, regulatory and substance data in one solution to increase a formulator’s efficiency.
STN provides access to other key substance databases, including CASREACT, USGENE®, MARPAT®, Elsevier´s REAXYSFILE, the Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM), and the Derwent Chemistry Resource (DCR) – making STN the most comprehensive source for substance information.
To support substance content, STN provides sophisticated substance searching capabilities including structure, property, sequence, and chemical name searching. After finding your substances of interest, STN allows you to easily locate related references in the patent and scientific literature.
Comprehensive Information on Biological Entities
STN offers the comprehensive access to biosequence information:
Derwent GENESEQ™ (DGENE)
Premier Life Science Collection
Premier biomedical and pharmaceutical collections comprise EMBASE™, MEDLINE®, BIOSIS, SciSearch, the Derwent Drug File, Elsevier´s ESBIOBASE, ADIS and IPA
Leading databases in agro- and food sciences are CABA, FSTA and AGRICOLA.
Extensive Engineering and Technology Collection
INSPEC®, COMPENDEX and PQSCITECH lead the more than 25 databases covering all fields of engineering, technology and materials science.
For the complete STN content collection of more than 100 databases, go to
STNext is a modern gateway to the comprehensive content and powerful features of STN® that reflects the needs and priorities of today’s patent experts. Built on the classic STN foundation to deliver the comfort and confidence of classic STN in a browser based interface, STNext eliminates burdensome IT overhead, offers enhanced security, new functionality and an intuitive interface to improve workflow efficiency.
STN provides seamless access to millions of original documents, patents and non-patent literature alike!
The STN Full Text Solution is accessible via a full-text link in the header of STN database records.
It consists of two services:
CAS Full Text Options links users to articles from thousands of electronic journals and patent documents at no additional charge!
See Article and Patent examples with available full-text options.
Electronic patent documents from five offices:
USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), EPO (European Patent Office),
CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration),
JPO (Japanese Patent Office), KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service)
The EPO service alone offers more than 90 million original patent documents from 60 patent offices.
AutoDoc: FIZ Karlsruhe's broker service for document delivery.
AutoDoc offers convenient supply of conventional and non-conventional literature from all fields of science and technology published worldwide. Patents and more than 200,000 journal titles are available with FIZ AutoDoc for automatic delivery. Books, reports and conference proceedings can be procured. Read more: AutoDoc
FIZ Search Service
If you need topical information in the areas of science, medicine, technology and patents, the FIZ Search Service is your ideal partner. Both customers without (professional) search experienceand companies with staff shortages in the supply of information will benefit from a professional search carried out by our scientific staff.
Our FIZ Search Service team conducts professional searches on behalf of our customers. We are specialized in science, technology and patents.
Patent attorneys, IP managers, engineers and scientists with IP responsibility as well as technology, licensing and IP consultants need a powerful, user-friendly information service in order to monitor patent portfolios and to keep track of legal status events in national and international patent families in an automated and targeted manner.
FIZ PatMon (Patent Monitoring System) is an information service for patent monitoring.
Data scientists as well as patent and information specialists need to be able to integrate data from external sources into their company’s manifold research and analysis projects easily and efficiently. The key challenge is to find, retrieve and integrate precisely the relevant data in a targeted manner and at minimum effort.
FIZ Search API (Application Programming Interface) - direct access to business-critical patent and sci-tech content.