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9 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid in Biological Sequence Search

Posted by GenomeQuest on Mar 30, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Each year, pharmaceuticals, biotech organizations, academic institutions and law firms commit costly errors that happen due to poorly informed IP portfolio decisions. Relating to biological sequence search, here are nine serious mistakes we hate to see life science companies make.

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Topics: GenePAST, BLAST, Sequence Search

Antibody Patent Searching Made Easy

Posted by GenomeQuest on Mar 23, 2015 11:30:00 AM


Researchers often neglect to search antibody patents because it seems complex and due to the perception that there is nothing to be gained from it. Dangerous thinking!

Antibody searching, with the right tools, is in fact quite easy. And the gain is compelling: searching patents is  the best way to learn about the competitive landscape because patents are published before scientific papers. 

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Topics: Patent landscape, Antibodies

4 Reasons why people pay for IP Sequence Search

Posted by GenomeQuest on Mar 16, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Everyone likes free biological sequence search.

A free IP sequence search usually involves the following steps: search the Genbank patent divisions on the NCBI BLAST web site, go through the alignments one by one, and lookup related patent information on the web. 

Bad idea. Here are four reasons why.

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Topics: GenePAST, BLAST

Integrated Full-Text and Sequence Search

Posted by GenomeQuest on Mar 9, 2015 11:30:00 AM


Prior art searching in the life sciences is complicated. Tens of millions of patents and applications, dozens of file formats, and handfuls of search platforms force the professional patent searcher to jump through hoops to get answers.

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Topics: LifeQuest, Ontologies, Keyword Search

3 Problems with using BLAST for sequence alignments in IP searching

Posted by GenomeQuest on Mar 3, 2015 10:15:00 AM

BLAST is the most popular sequence comparison algorithm, but it was not built with intellectual property sequence search in mind. Here we discuss three problems with using BLAST alone for such sequence alignments.

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Topics: GenePAST, BLAST, Sequence Search

Chinese GMO Approvals Make for IP Opportunities

Posted by GenomeQuest on Feb 16, 2015 9:01:19 AM

China's recent approval of imports of certain genetically modified corn and soybean represents the beginning of a hopeful trend to gain access to their enormous market. According the the U.S. Commerce Department, the Chinese market for U.S. soybeans was $14 billion in 2013, and corn was a significant $3.5 billion.

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Topics: GQ-Pat Platinum, China, Sequence Search

3 Reasons why you should search Brazilian IP

Posted by Julien Doudement on Feb 4, 2015 3:36:00 PM

 

Brazil has a rapidly growing economy and is highly invested in Biotechnology and the Life Sciences.

Understanding the Intellectual Property landscape of Brazil is key for a global life science company's success.

Our whitepaper talks more about biotech patents and an gives an example of how to blast search them. 

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Topics: Agribusiness, Patent landscape, GQ-Pat Platinum

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9 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid in Biological Sequence Search

Each year, pharmaceuticals, biotech organizations, academic institutions and law firms commit costly errors that happen due to poorly informed IP portfolio decisions. Relating to biological sequence...Read more

Antibody Patent Searching Made Easy

Researchers often neglect to search antibody patents because it seems complex and due to the perception that there is nothing to be gained from it. Dangerous thinking! Antibody searching, with the...Read more

4 Reasons why people pay for IP Sequence Search

Everyone likes free biological sequence search. A free IP sequence search usually involves the following steps: search the Genbank patent divisions on the NCBI BLAST web site, go through the...Read more

Integrated Full-Text and Sequence Search

Prior art searching in the life sciences is complicated. Tens of millions of patents and applications, dozens of file formats, and handfuls of search platforms force the professional patent searcher...Read more

3 Problems with using BLAST for sequence alignments in IP searching

BLAST is the most popular sequence comparison algorithm, but it was not built with intellectual property sequence search in mind. Here we discuss three problems with using BLAST alone for such...Read more