Important Changes to Patent Sequence Search Tools

Major updates have been added on two of the largest search platforms for locating peptide and nucleic acid sequences within patent records, and Intellogist is here to bring you all the details on these recent changes to to the coverage, search, and display features on GenomeQuest and the USGENE BLAST Search Portal. GenomeQuest is a biological sequence data management platform created by GenomeQuest, Inc., and GenomeQuest maintains its own patent sequence database, GQ-PAT. Many other non-patent data files are also simultaneously searchable on the platform, such as GenBank, RefSeq, Swiss-Prot, and other NCBI and EBI files.  We last highlighted the Chinese patent office sequence data added to GenomeQuest in 2010, and today we’ll look at additional India, Brazil, and Chinese patent sequence data now available in an Emerging Countries Domestic Patents Archive.  Additional GenomeQuest updates include normalized patent assignee names and subject database filtering.

The USGENE® BLAST® Search Portal is a subscription-based online search platform created by the SequenceBase Corporation that allows users to search USGENE®, a database that lists peptide and nucleotide sequences from US published applications and issued patents. Previously in July 2012, there were a number of updates added to the portal, and additional updates were implemented in December 2012, including options to expand and download all alignments for search results.

Continue reading to learn about all the new coverage, search, display, and download options recently added on two major sequence search platforms, GenomeQuest and the USGENE BLAST Search Portal!

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