Agrochemical and Seed

Strong patent protection starts with detailed and efficient IP research. GQ Life Sciences offers the most comprehensive view of the crop protection and seed landscape.

The agrochemical and seed industries are some of the most inventive in the world, developing safer and more effective crop protection programs and innovative new strains of key crops that significantly boost output per acre in a changing global climate. Heavily regulated by government and often misunderstood by the general population, these companies take great risks to make investments in new technologies that may never see the light of day. Intellectual property protection is key to protecting the future of their products.

LifeQuest can help. Built with a complete index of life science patents from the maize trait to the crop protection compound to the tractor tiller, it enables the expert searcher to get a complete picture of prior art and FTO while its ease of use enables the casual searcher to gain fast insights on the state of the art without having to read tonnes of documentation.

In conjunction with LifeQuest, the GenomeQuest product provides world class searching of sequences in DNA patents, RNA patents, and protein patents. Whether breeding or performing directed genetic modification, understanding and protecting product genotypes is a vital component of IP strategy. GenomeQuest provides the agrochemical and seed industries the capability to ascertain prior art, patentability, and FTO directly at the sequence level, while providing the industry with competitive insights and white space opportunities.

“I regularly analyze sequence IP assets across the agribusiness industry. Only GenomeQuest combines very comprehensive sequence-based patent content with straight-forward analysis. I highly recommend GenomeQuest to everyone engaged in FTO and prior art analyses concerning DNA or amino acid sequences.

GenomeQuest’s value continues to increase and be well-worth the investment. GenomeQuest is vastly superior to other approaches.”


Libby Bernal, Strategic Asset Portfolio Manager, BASF