UNRAVEL THE COMPLEX STRANDS OF BIOLOGICAL SEQUENCES

USGENE® is the unparalleled resource in which to perform nucleic acid and protein U.S. patent sequence searching. The database has an archive which dates back to 1981, and unrivalled sequence data timeliness of within 24 hours of United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) publication.

With over 191 million biological sequences from more than 232,000 unique U.S. patents and published patent applications, it contains a wealth of essential sequence information not available anywhere else.

The database is continually growing with hundreds of documents containing biological sequences added twice per week. This means biological scientists can spend less time searching for sequence data and more time on research and development, and IP professionals can be sure they don’t miss any potential infringements or competitor activities.

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COMPLETE, TIMELY, ANNOTATED DATA WITH THOROUGH COVERAGE

The database provides thorough coverage of all biological sequence information from U.S. patents and published patent applications including:

  • Nucleic acid sequences 10 or more bases in length
  • Amino acid sequences 4 or more residues in length
  • All PCR primers and probes of any length
  • Sequence information, including organism name, molecule type, and modifications

Database annotation includes:

  • Patent title, applicant abstract and claims text
  • Sequence identity number (SEQ ID NO) within the sequence listing
  • Patent sequence location (PSL) within the indexed document
  • Original source organism
  • Standardized, full bibliographic data

USGENE provides searchable access to all biological sequences from the published applications and issued patents of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Sequence data are available in USGENE within 24 hours of publication by the USPTO.

HOW USGENE AIDS IP PROFESSIONALS

The amount of legal and scientific data recorded in patent sequence datasets has grown exponentially. Scientists and legal professionals carrying out essential IP research are seeking the best and simplest way to discover IP sequence information across disparate resources.

In the past, their alternatives relied on outsourcing or stepping carefully through multiple, databases — workflows which often left them with major difficulties to overcome:

  • Is this search really complete?
  • The volume of results is overwhelming!
  • Time taken for results analysis inhibits the IP sequence search process
  • Sifting through duplicated results from multiple databases is slow and inefficient
  • Outsourcing is expensive and hard to integrate into workflows
  • It’s hard to share and report results in a simple accessible way

To overcome these challenges, IP specialists are increasingly turning to USGENE via the SequenceBase Research Portal, the online IP research solution with easy-to-use, readily accessible content, search, analysis, and reporting tools.

HOW USGENE AIDS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS

USGENE aggregates, normalizes, curates and updates U.S. patents sequence data from all relevant global datasets, including USPTO, PSIPS, NCBI and EMBL. Over 232,000 U.S. patents and published patent applications — including sequence data and annotations – are archived and updated twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday. USGENE is simply the most comprehensive and timely U.S. patent sequence database available.

The database enables you to understand the context of each sequence in the patent, quickly identifying key biological and bibliographic associations and sequence modifications. Its standardized structure makes it easy to map into your in-house bioinformatics systems.

COMPREHENSIVE ACCESS AND RELEASE OPTIONS

USGENE, the only dedicated, unified source for all available USPTO sequence data, is available through major sequence search and data management solutions including:

 

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