DWPI First ViewSM is the new alerting companion file to Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI) the comprehensive database of value-added patent information. For the first time, DWPI users are able to access previews of the latest published patent documents in advance of their inclusion in Derwent World Patents Index®. Searching DWPI First ViewSM in combination with Derwent World Patents Index® provides them with a comprehensive and timely overview of global patenting activity. We are delighted to partner with Thomson Derwent to offer STN users this new patent alerting service, commented Rainer Stuike-Prill, Head of Marketing at FIZ Karlsruhe. We feel confident that the advance previews of Derwent World Patent Index® offered through DWPI First ViewSM will be an invaluable resource for the scientific community. DWPI First ViewSM answers our customers need for early identification of new patent documents and comprehensive coverage. By searching DWPI First ViewSM and DWPI in tandem, customers will receive a complete picture of activity from the patent issuing authorities, said Brian Tyler, Executive Vice President of Corporate Markets, Thomson Scientific. This comprehensive resource provides the timely data professionals need to monitor emerging technologies, identify leading inventors, and protect their R & D investments. Released on March 28th, DWPI First ViewSM is available on STN in the WPIFV file. Records will contain enhanced bibliographic data for all new patent documents, along with original titles, abstracts, technical drawing images, and English-language abstracts for patents from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Russia. The file contains 60,000 to 90,000 records and images on a rolling basis, and will be updated every three to four days. To enable users to familiarise themselves with DWPI First ViewSM, and discover how easy it is to integrate the new file into their existing DWPI searching, STN customers are invited to explore DWPI First ViewSM, with zero connect time charges, during March and April 2004. STN International can be accessed by dialling in to STNs online service using its powerful proprietary client software, STN Express with Discover! Alternatively, it can be accessed directly over the Internet using a standard web browser (http://stnweb.fiz-karlsruhe.de or secure server: https://stnweb.fiz-karlsruhe.de). For more information please contact: ,FIZ Karlsruhe,STN Europe,P.O. Box 2465, 76012 Karlsruhe, Germany. ,Tel: +49 7247 808 555,Fax: +49 7247 808 259,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de,http://www.stn-international.de Press Contact:,Rüdiger Mack,Phone: +49-7247-808-513, Fax: +49-7247-808-136,E-mail: Ruediger.Mack@fiz-karlsruhe.de As one of the leading European providers of information services, FIZ Karlsruhe is an international scientific service institution that produces and distributes scientific and technical information services, in both printed and electronic form. It is also the European Service Centre of STN International, The Scientific & Technical Information Network. STN International is the worlds premier online service, offering access to bibliographic, factual and full-text databases in science and technology (more than 220 at present), among them a comprehensive cluster of the worlds largest and most important patent databases. STN International is jointly operated by FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany; Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Columbus OH, USA; and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tokyo.