Strong patent protection starts with detailed and efficient IP research. GenomeQuest offers the most comprehensive view of biological sequences in the pharmaceutical, biotech, agrochemical and seed industries.



With more than 360 million sequences found in patents indexed (more than twice as many as our main competitors!), you can be certain your search for DNA patents, RNA patents, and protein patents is as comprehensive as possible. State-of-the-art sequence comparison algorithms put powerful tools for patent sequence search at your fingertips.


When you want to use a DNA, RNA, or protein molecule as a query to search the patent domain, GenomeQuest is the obvious choice.

You will be able to answer questions like:

  • Who filed gene patents on CRISPR-CAS9 before 2014?
  • Is this viral vector patentable?
  • Are there antibody patents that limit my freedom to operate in China?
  • How similar is this sequence to sequences in patents published by key competitors?


We’ve extracted over 360 million sequences from more than 850,000 patents and patent applications and merged them with all of the public domain sequence data such as Genbank.

You provide one or more query sequences, either DNA, RNA, or protein, to a patent sequence search and find all of the patents that contain these sequences or sequences similar to them.

In addition to sequence comparison algorithms you may be familiar with like BLAST, GenomeQuest offers the proprietary GenePAST algorithm that is used by patent offices around the world. This algorithm is specifically designed for percent identity calculations, critical in the construction of patent claims, and it has no bias against short sequences in the way that BLAST does.

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