Because GenomeQuest’s GQ-Pat is a document database rather than a family database, you might hit the same sequence more than once because it occurs in document A and document B both in the same family. That’s actually incredibly useful because it allows you to examine how sequences found in patents change from patent family member to family member.


What if you could collapse this down so that each unique sequence in a family was represented only once? That would unlock lots of use cases, for instance:

  • removing all redundancy and showing you the top hits to your query for each family, rather than by document
  • breaking down a sequence’s legal status, SEQ ID NO, or claim information as it moves through different family members
  • examining a non-redundant view of the unique projection of sequences across an entire family

This video explains GenomeQuest’s Unique Family Sequence (UFS) capability and how to maximize your use of it.


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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 search, 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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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 alignments one by one, and lookup related patent information on the web.

Bad idea. Here are four reasons why.

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