Electronic Non-Patent Literature Available at the USPTO

The Scientific and Technical Information (STIC) provides examiners access to Non-Patent Literature (NPL) through multiple electronic tools purchased from various publishers. These tools are available to examiners, organized by technology center (TC), on the NPL web page which is located on the Patent Examiner's Toolkit. NPL encompasses all the TC subject areas and includes electronic books, periodicals, conferences, standards, dissertations, and much more. STIC currently subscribes to 78,000+ electronic journals and over 359,000 electronic books in full text. The following charts provide a sampling of e-journal and e-book resources available to examiners.

Major Publishers of Electronic Non-Patent Literature Available at USPTO - Electronic Books

 

Publisher

E-Book Count

ACM

920

CRC

21,034

Ebrary

137,729

EBSCO eBook Collection 3,123
Elsevier E-book (Science Direct) 9,688
IEEE Conference Proceedings/Conferences 19,444
Knovel 6,667
Matthew Bender eBooks 8
MyiLibrary 765
Ovid 89
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 881
Safari 39,573
SPIE 9.493
Springer 84,882
USENIX 37
Wiley 3,311
Wiley (Cochrane Library and Current Protocols) 666,752 records
Xrref (CREDO) 102

Publisher

Journal Count

Coverage

American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications

70

1879-present

American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publications

20

1929-present

American Society Microbiology (ASM)

17

1916-present

APS (Physics)

30

1893-present

Association For Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library

244 plus 2 million pages of text

1952-present

BioOne

72

1999-present

BNA - Intellectual Property on the Web

 

1929-present

CambridgeSoft Corporation - Merck Index-Online

11,338 records

19th century forward

EBSCO Online - ASP, BSC, Computer Source

45,261

1887-present

Elsevier - ScienceDirect

1,720

1995-present

Faulkner Technical Reports (Faccts)

1,200 reports

 

HeinOnline

52

1894-present

Highwire Press

4

1903-present

Institute Of Electrical And Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore

1,481

1913-present

The Institute of Physics And IOP Publishing

101

1899-present

International Society Optical Engineering (SPIE) Digital Library

80,000 documents

 

1934-present

John Wiley & Sons

555

1881-present

JSTOR - Business & General Science Collections

54

1854-2004

Kenneth Mason Publications - Research Disclosure On Web

600 editions

45 year span

Mary Ann Liebert

56

1981-present

Optical Society of America (OSA)

23

1962-present

OVID

109

1950-present

Oxford University Press

64

1983-present

ProQuest

17,198

1857-present

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

61

1876-present

Springer Link

3,236

1832-present

Usenix - The Advanced Computing Systems Association

20

1993-present

Disclaimer

Patent examiners are not required to search every listed resource in the examination of an application. The examiner will determine the most appropriate resources for that application by relying upon their professional judgment and assessment of disclosed and claimed subject matter in the application under consideration.