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Life Science IP

The GenomeQuest staff offers thoughts and insight on:
  • What's unique about searching IP in the life sciences
  • Tips and tricks on searching in LifeQuest (coming very soon) and GenomeQuest
  • Things happening in and around the life science IP industry

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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

Chinese GMO Approvals Make for IP Opportunities

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....Read more