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.
NCBI 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 NCBI BLAST alone for such sequence alignments.
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.
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.