Intellectual Property Search

Intellectual Property Search

Pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrichemical companies strongly depend on Intellectual Property rights to protect the large investments that go into innovation and R&D. Aptean offers highly-specialized IP databases, combined with state-of-the-art search algorithms and reporting functionality, to search and manage IP in the life sciences.

HOW APTEAN HELPS YOU IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SEARCH

GenomeQuest

Who it’s for

Pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrichemical companies that want to protect their investments in innovations using biological sequences. Patent offices that want to examine patent applications with biological sequences.

How it’s different

With more than 360 million sequences found in patents indexed (more than twice as many as Genbank!), 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.

Why you need it

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?

LifeQuest

Who it’s for

Pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrichemical companies that want to protect their R&D investments and innovations.

How it’s different

Unlike conventional or free search tools, LifeQuest understands the biology behind your query, giving you complete results without false-positive hits from non-life science patents.

Why you need it

More complete results

Your search becomes more complete. Patents that refer to aspirin using a different name would not be returned to you using a pure text search, so you are guaranteed to have a set that represents the complete view of the documents related to your query.

Relevant hits are found faster

The most relevant hits rise to the top. For instance, two documents that both contain the word aspirin might normally be ranked as having the same relevance. However, if one of those documents refers to the chemical formula for aspirin while the other doesn’t, LifeQuest will increase its relevance and return it closer to the top of the list.