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With its extensive data coverage (over 540+ million sequences), powerful search tools and user-friendly functionality, Aptean GenomeQuest is the obvious choice for searching the entire sequence domain, both patent and non-patent.

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The Industry Standard in Intellectual Property (IP) Sequence Search

Comprehensive Biological IP Database

Featuring 540+ million bio-sequences and 25+ million Life Science full-text patent documents, Aptean GenomeQuest is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date Biological IP database available – so you can be confident in your searches.

State-of-the-Art Search Algorithms

We offer a complete set of industry-standard sequence comparison algorithms including BLAST, MOTIF search and Fragment search, plus our own proprietary GenePAST algorithm for percent identity calculations. Full-text can also be searched within patent documents using a state-of-the-art search syntax that includes synonym lists based on ontologies.

Powerful Analysis Tools

Aptean GenomeQuest’s choice of two different user-friendly result browsers offer a vast range of flexible filters, intuitive summary views and graphical results charts for quick and easy searching and on-point results.

Streamlined Interface

Aptean GenomeQuest is overseen by patent searchers with decades of experience. Their domain expertise is embedded into the design ensuring the user interface is streamlined and built for high throughput and ease of use.

IP Sequence Searches That Leave No Stone Unturned

Leveraging one of the most extensive IP databases with state-of-the-art sequence and full text document search algorithms, Aptean GenomeQuest combines the comprehensive view of the patent landscape using powerful search, analysis and reporting tools.

This empowers you to compare your DNA or protein sequences against a wealth of patent literature. With an array of state-of-the-art sequence comparison algorithms at your fingertips, you can perform the most comprehensive sequence search possible.

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Get Patent Peace of Mind

You use DNA or proteins as the foundation of your IP. So, before investing money into research and clinical trials, you need to ensure you have freedom to operate and that your IP is patentable.  

Unfortunately, there aren’t many options that allow IP professionals to walk away with the peace of mind that their search results are exhaustive. Enter Aptean GenomeQuest. Offering a powerful, cost-effective way to search for patent sequences, it delivers the reassurance you need.

GenomeQuest can help you search for the answer to questions such as: 

  • 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?

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IP Search Features

Data Coverage

Featuring 540+ million sequences found in patents, Aptean GenomeQuest’s GQ-Pat database is not only one of the most comprehensive in the world, it’s also updated twice a week– ensuring you always have access to the most thorough, accurate and up-to-date IP sequence data. In addition, full-text document search covers 25+ million Life Sciences related patent documents that are updated daily.


Aptean GenomeQuest offers a complete set of search algorithms including BLAST, GenePAST, MOTIF and Fragment Search. The full-text document search algorithm syntax supports ontology-based and user-made synonym lists, full Boolean logic, wild cards and sophisticated features like word proximity and fuzzy search. Searches can be done on the full document or on any of the bibliographic fields available. A single sequence search against the GQ-Pat database typically takes less than five minutes to complete and alerts can even be set up to run automatically on a weekly basis, notifying you of new patent activity.


Aptean GenomeQuest’s GQ Discover Result Browser combines powerful search with user-friendly visualization and analysis tools that can merge sequence and full-text document search results and analyze the results as one. At-a-glance alignment and document summary views and graphical result charts help you quickly make sense of large sets of search results, while extensive filters and grouping tools allow you to examine any combination of fields and drill down to individual results with just a few clicks.


With Aptean GenomeQuest, you can quickly produce a variety of custom summary and comprehensive reports that can be easily shared with colleagues. This is true for sequence search, full-text document search or combinations thereof. Documents and alignments can also be exported to formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel and BizInt Smart Charts for inclusion into a search report or an opinion.

Antibody Module

The first solution of its kind, the Aptean GenomeQuest Antibody Module creates a single efficient workflow for CDR and chain sequence analysis—dramatically streamlining the once-grueling process of antibody sequence search. User-friendly tools provide intelligent defaults for easy search setup and clear visualizations with easy drill-down to patent documents and alignments. With the Antibody Module, analysis that once took days can be accomplished in a couple of clicks.

Sequence Variation Discovery Module

The Sequence Variation Discovery Module extends Aptean GenomeQuest’s industry-leading IP sequence search and analysis tool suite with powerful sequence variation search and reporting features. The module makes variation search more precise and more efficient by enabling searchers to rapidly screen a large set of results, find specific variants with pinpoint precision and efficiently prepare a high-level overview of their entire result set.

CAS® Biosequences™ Module

In addition to its GQ-Pat database, Aptean GenomeQuest also offers access to industry-standard sequence database content from its partner CAS®. The CAS Biosequences™ module gives you direct access to this highly regarded sequence database through the Aptean GenomeQuest interface, enabling integrated searching, screening, analysis, and reporting. Separate content and platform licenses required.

Full Text Document Search Module

Enhance your IP search coverage with our comprehensive and flexible Full Text Document Search Module. Manage and customize synonym lists based on ontologies, create highly targeted search queries, conduct post-search analysis to further refine results and merge with sequence search to find precisely what you’re looking for.

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