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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) launched an on-demand search service, Science IP, designed to meet the needs of information professionals, attorneys, and others in the patenting and R&D communities who do not have the time, staff, or expertise to meet their scientific information retrieval needs. Science IP reports will support decisions such as prior art/patentability for the prosecution of new patents, freedom-to-practice/operate for new and existing technologies, and patent validity for infringement litigation. In addition to employing industry experts in patents and scientific searching and retrieval as researchers, Science IP will draw upon a team of CAS scientists with in-depth knowledge of specialized areas [800/753-4227; 614/447-3731; www.cas.org].

Wiley InterScience announced the launch of a new interface, the result of a comprehensive redesign of the site's underlying information architecture and its graphical interface. At its commercial launch in 1999, Wiley InterScience was primarily an online journals service, but has since developed an extensive range of content that goes beyond journals, including multi-volume Reference Works and libraries of OnlineBooks, to Current Protocols and a suite of chemistry databases that incorporates sophisticated structure-search technology [201/748-6484; +44 20-8326-3865; www.interscience.wiley.com].

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