Over the last decade we have succeeded in making GenomeQuest the industry standard for biological sequence searching in IP. We did this through the combination of specialized IP search algorithms and what has become the world’s largest IP sequence database (let alone the largest sequence database on earth) through a combination of automation and manual curation of patents from global patent authorities.

Not so long ago we launched LifeQuest, a new product that allows you to search the full text of all life sciences related applications and patents. We created it in close collaboration with our many existing customers, and we really tried to listen to them. They honestly believe that using LifeQuest will make you more productive and allow you to do things that you couldn’t do before. Here are the five things that they think you should know about:

  1. Browse and search full text. The records in GQ-Pat contain the basic bibliographic information, but LifeQuest takes this one step further by making the complete text and the PDF of the document available as well. To make sure that you get the most out of this we added fully featured query and highlighting capabilities using life science ontologies to help you find better results.
  2. Combine sequence and full text searches. If you move search results from GenomeQuest over into LifeQuest, it also transfers the sequence alignments. This feature, for which a lot of customers asked us, makes it possible to combine multiple sequence and full text searches in LifeQuest without losing sight of the alignments themselves – something you’ve been unable to do in GenomeQuest till now.
  3. Updated USPTO PAIR information. A PAIR record details the interaction between a patent applicant and the USPTO. People use it to find out if a patent is still active, had its term extended, is open for prosecution, or had its claims limited. The USPTO makes access to this data difficult by hiding it behind CAPTCHAs and query forms. In LifeQuest, up-to-date USPTO PAIR information is readily available for all US documents. You can use this to your advantage and get work done more quickly.
  4. Monitoring and alerting. LifeQuest makes it really easy to monitor large lists of documents. It will tell you right away when things are granted, when a Kind Code changes, or when new members are added to a patent family. In addition you can automatically repeat a previous search at a regular interval and get an email when something new has been found.
  5. Search result annotation. Once GenomeQuest results are inside LifeQuest they can be annotated using color coding and star ratings. When combined with the fully customizable table display and the export capabilities to Excel, it will allow you to quickly review a large list of documents and share it with others in the organization.

So if you’re already a GenomeQuest user, or just someone who is interested in doing full text searches for life science patents and applications, you can sign up to demo LifeQuest today.  Sign up for a free trial.

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