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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, 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 59,000 electronic journals and over 198,000 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

Major Publishers of Electronic Non-Patent Literature Available at USPTO

Electronic Books

Publisher

E-Book Count

ACM

920

CRC

14,973

Ebrary

86,990

EBSCO eBook Collection

2,479

Elsevier E-book (Referex)

2,270

IEEE Conference Proceedings/Conferences

19,444

Knovel

4,291

Matthew Bender eBooks

7

MyiLibrary

771

Ovid

90

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

881

Safari

25,594

SPIE

4,651

Springer

31,628

USENIX

37

Wiley

3,020

Wiley (Cochrane Library and Current Protocols)

666,752 records

Xrefer (CREDO)

118

 

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

Major Publishers of Electronic Non-Patent Literature Available at USPTO

Electronic Journals

Publisher

Journal Count

Coverage

American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications

62

1879-present

American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publications

22

1929-present

American Society Microbiology (ASM)

14

1916-present

APS (Physics)

28

1893-present

Association For Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library

245 plus 2 million pages of text

1952-present

BioOne

73

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

36,330

1887-present

Elsevier - ScienceDirect

1,704

1995-present

Faulkner Technical Reports (Faccts)

1,200 reports

 

HeinOnline

52

1894-present

Highwire Press

7

1903-present

Institute Of Electrical And Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore

1,454

1913-present

The Institute of Physics And IOP Publishing

93

1899-present

International Society Optical Engineering (SPIE) Digital Library

80,000 documents

 

1934-present

John Wiley & Sons

525

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

51

1981-present

Optical Society of America (OSA)

21

1962-present

OVID

108

1950-present

Oxford University Press

21

1983-present

ProQuest

16,746

1857-present

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

49

1876-present

Springer Link

1,454

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.

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