Manual of Patent Practice

Standard titles for online database names

Section last updated December 2015.

Within the scope of the investigations made under Section 17(4) of the Patents Act 1977 examiners use their discretion to perform searches of selected online databases. Therefore, most reports issued under Section 17(5) contain references to online databases. It is Office practice for each database to be identified by a short standard title, this overcomes inconsistencies in the use of online database names and ensures the names will fit into the space provided for the Field of Search on the front page of published documents. The standard titles and their definitions are listed below.

An online database may be present on more than one online host and may be divided into a number of individually-named component files. In general only the standard title will be used irrespective of the host accessed for the search or the particular component files searched. It should be noted that the presence of a standard database title does not imply that all component files of that database, or indeed the whole of any one component file, was searched.

It should be noted that the following names are registered trademarks: EMBASE, INSPEC and IP.COM.

   
Standard title Corresponding Database and (Host)
AGRICOLA - AGRICOLA (DIALOG, STN)
ALLOYS - ALLOYS (EPOQUE)
BIOSIS - BIOSIS Previews (DIALOG)
- BIOSIS (EPOQUE, STN)
BIOABS - BIOTECHABS (STN)
BIOTECHNO - BIOTECHNO (STN)
BLASTN - Nucleotide Blast search (STN)
BLASTP - Protein Blast search (STN)
CABA - CAB ABSTRACTS [Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau Abstracts] (DIALOG, STN)
CAS ONLINE - CAS REGISTRY File; graphical structure searching CA, CAOLD (STN)
CBA - Current Biotechnology Abstracts (DIALOG)
CHABS - CAS (QUESTEL.ORBIT)
CA SEARCH, CHEMNAME, CHEMSEARCH (DIALOG)
CLAIMS - CLAIMS/CITATION, CLAIMS/REASSIGNMENT & REEXAMINATION, CLAIMS/REFERENCE, CLAIMS/US PATENT ABSTRACTS, CLAIMS/US PATENT ABSTRACTS WEEKLY,
- CLAIMS/UNITERM (DIALOG) IFIPAT, IFIUDB (QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
CMP - COMPUTER FULLTEXT (DIALOG)
COMPUTER NEWS - COMPUTER NEWS FULLTEXT (DIALOG)
COMPENDEX - EiCOMPENDEX (DIALOG)
COMPENDEX (STN, QUESTEL.ORBIT)
DGENE - DGENE (STN)
DOEE - ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY [formerly DOE Energy] (DIALOG)
- ENERGY (STN)
EPODOC - EPODOC; Documentation of the European Patent Office [includes patent and technical literature, and since January 2005 PAJ data] (EPOQUE)
EMBASE - EMBASE (DIALOG, STN)
FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts (DIALOG)
- FSTA (QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
GENEBANK - GENEBANK (STN)
GENEN - Nucleotide algorithm search through a selection of EMBL databases and the GENESEQ databases (GENOMEQUEST)
GENEP - Protein algorithm search through a selection of EPO, JPO and USPTO data and the UniProt and GENESEQ databases (GENOMEQUEST)
GEOPHYSICS - Society of Exploration Geophysicists journal archive (Internet)
IEL - IEEE Xplore (Internet)
INPADOC - INPADOC/FAMILY AND LEGAL STATUS (DIALOG)
- INPADOC (STN)
INTERNET - General Internet search
INSPEC - INSPEC (DIALOG, EPOQUE, QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
IP.COM - IP.COM (Internet)
- XPIPCOM (EPOQUE)
JANE’S - Jane’s Defense & Aerospace News/Analysis (DIALOG)
JAPIO - Patent Abstracts of Japan [see also PAJ] (DIALOG, QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
LFSCICOL - Life Science Collection (DIALOG)
MEDLINE - MEDLINE (DIALOG, EPOQUE, QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
MOBILITY - 1MOBILITY, 2MOBILITY (STN)
MARPAT - MARPAT (STN)
METADEX - METADEX (DIALOG, STN)
NAPRALERT - NAPRALERT (STN)
NPL - NPL (EPOQUE)
OAC - Open Access Central Journal Articles from BioMed Central, Chemistry Central, PhysMathCentral (Internet)
- XPOAC (EPOQUE)
PAJ - Patent Abstracts of Japan [PAJ was merged into EPODOC from January 2005 and ceased to exist as a separate database on EPOQUE from November 2006] (EPOQUE)
PASCAL - PASCAL (DIALOG, STN)
PCI - DERWENT PATENT CITATION INDEX (DIALOG)
- DPCI (STN)
PIRA - Paper, Printing & Packaging Abstracts (DIALOG, QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
RAPRA - RAPRA Abstracts (DIALOG, QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
RM25 - RM25 laminates (EPOQUE)
RM26 - RM26 laminates (EPOQUE)
SADIQ - Glass compositions (EPOQUE)
SCISEARCH - SCISEARCH (DIALOG, STN)
SPRINGER - Springer Verlag Journals (EPOQUE, Internet)
TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine (EPOQUE)
TEXTECH - Textile Technology Digest (DIALOG, STN)
TDB - IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin (EPOQUE)
TKDL - Indian Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
TXTAT1 - Full-text of AT [Austria] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTAU1 - Full-text of AU [Australia] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTBED - Full-text of Dutch BE [Belgium] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTBEF - Full-text of French BE [Belgium] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTBEG - Full-text of German BE [Belgium] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTCA1 - Full-text of English CA [Canada] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTCAF - Full-text of French CA [Canada] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTCHF - Full-text of French CH [Switzerland] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTCHG - Full-text of German CH [Switzerland] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTCHI - Full-text of Italian CH [Switzerland] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTCNT - Translated full-text of CN documents (EPOQUE)
TXTDE1 - Full-text of DE [Germany] documents (EPOQUE
TXTE - Cluster of English language full text patent databases [TXTUS0, TXTUS1, TXTUS2, TXTUS3, TXTEP1, TXTGB1, TXTWO1, TXTAU1] (EPOQUE)
TXTEN - Cluster of English language full text patent databases [TXTUS1, TXTUS2, TXTUS3, TXTEP1, TXTGB1, TXTWO1, TXTAU1, TXTCA1] (EPOQUE)
TXTEP1 - Full-text of English EP [European Patent Office] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTEPF - Full-text of French EP [European Patent Office] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTEPG - Full-text of German EP [European Patent Office] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTES1 - Full-text of ES [Spain] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTF - Cluster of French language full text patent databases [TXTEPF, TXTWOF, TXTFR1, TXTCHF, TXTBEF, TXTCAF] (EPOQUE)
TXTFR1 - Full-text of FR [France] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTG - Cluster of German language full text patent databases [TXTEPG, TXTDE1, TXTWOG, TXTCHG, TXTBEG, TXTAT1] (EPOQUE)
TXTGB1 - Full-text of GB documents (EPOQUE)
TXTJP - Cluster of machine assisted full text translations of Japanese patent documents into English language [TXTJPS, TXTJPT] (EPOQUE)
TXTJPS - Translated full-text of JP documents (EPOQUE)
TXTJPT - Translated full-text of JP documents (EPOQUE)
TXTKRT - Translated full-text of KR documents (EPOQUE)
TXTT - Cluster of machine assisted full text translations of Japanese language patent documents into English language [TXTJPS, TXTJPT, TXTWOT] (EPOQUE)
TXTUS - Cluster of US [USA] full text patent databases [TXTUS0, TXTUS1, TXTUS2, TXTUS3] (EPOQUE)
TXTUS0 - Full-text of US [USA] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTUS1 - Full-text of US [USA] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTUS2 - Full-text of US [USA] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTUS3 - Full-text of US [USA] documents (EPOQUE)
TXTUSA - Cluster of US [USA] full text patent databases [TXTUS1, TXTUS2, TXTUS3] (EPOQUE)
TXTWO1 - Full-text of English WO documents (EPOQUE)
TXTWOF - Full-text of French WO documents (EPOQUE)
TXTWOG - Full-text of German WO documents (EPOQUE)
TXTWOT - Machine assisted full text translations of Japanese language WO documents in English language (EPOQUE)
WPI - DERWENT WORLD PATENT INDEX (DIALOG, EPOQUE, QUESTEL.ORBIT, STN)
WTEXT - World Textiles (DIALOG)
XP3GPP - XP3GPP 3rd Generation Partnership Project (EPOQUE)
XPAIP - XPAIP American Institute of Physics (EPOQUE)
XPESP - XPESP/Science Direct, Elsevier Publishing Group (EPOQUE)
XPIEE - XPIEE Institution of Electrical Engineers (EPOQUE)
XPIETF - XPIETF Internet Engineering Taskforce (EPOQUE)
XPIOP - XPIOP Institute of Physics (EPOQUE)
XPI3E - XPI3E Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (EPOQUE)
XPJPEG - XPJPEG Joint Photographic, and Joint Bi-level Image Experts Groups (EPOQUE)
XPMISC - XPMISC non-patent literature full-text from miscellaneous providers [inc Alcatel Telecommunications Review, Siemens Technical Reports and Speech recognition Conference Proceedings] (EPOQUE)
XPRD - XPRD Research Disclosure (EPOQUE)
XPTK - XPTK Traditional Knowledge (EPOQUE)