GenomeQuest, a leader in sequence data management, announced that it has expanded its content for patent search to include sequences filed at SIPO, the patent office of China. Already, over 40,000 sequences from over 5000 Chinese patents are indexed and searchable in GQ-IP, the company’s online patent research solution that now holds information on over 300,000 patents globally.
“Our preliminary analysis indicates that over 50% of Chinese patents with biological sequences are not filed in other country or international patent databases outside of SIPO,” said Kamalakar Gulukota, GenomeQuest Product Evangelist. “If your invention will be marketed in China, including SIPO in your patent search is required to ascertain the total patent landscape around your sequence.”
Indexed sequences from SIPO patent filings are immediately available to GQ-IP users.
Date: December 6, 2010