March 21, 2024: Saudi Arabian Patents Now Covered in Derwent World Patents Index®

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Effective March 2024, the coverage of Derwent World Patents Index (WPINDEX/WPIX/WPIDS) has been expanded to include Saudi Arabian patent applications (kind code A) and granted patents (kind code B1). Frontfile documents are currently available, and a backfile to 2014 is planned, with further backfile additions a possibility.

With the addition of Saudi Arabia, DWPI coverage now totals 60 authorities, and two technical disclosure publications.

Early analysis of the Saudi Arabian patent documents shows a strong focus on pharmaceuticals and chemistry, as well as other areas such as construction. For the most complete retrieval, consider multifile searches with other STNext databases covering Saudi Arabian patents, including CAplus and INPADOC.