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The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE®, on STN® provides patent sequence data within 3 days of publication by the USPTO

11. February 2008

SequenceBase Corporation and FIZ Karlsruhe announce significant improvement to the timeliness of USGENE to within only 3 days of publication by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) – up to 10 days faster than any other comparable resource.

Edison, NJ, USA / Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2008 – SequenceBase Corporation and FIZ Karlsruhe are pleased to announce that The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE®, on STN® is now the most timely source of USPTO patent and published application sequence data – available within only 3 days of publication by the USPTO.
USGENE now provides weekly updates on Friday. Weekly updates comprise USPTO issued patent data published on Tuesday, and published application data published on Thursday.  Issued patent sequence data is therefore available within 3 days, and published application sequence data is available within 1 day of  publication by the USPTO.
USGENE is now established as the most timely resource for USPTO patent sequence data, updating 10 days faster than any other resource. USGENE typically includes USPTO data 1-3 months ahead of the infrequently updated USPTO sequence collection provided by the NCBI as a part of the patent division of their Genbank® database.
“USGENE provides a unique searchable combination of biological data - sequences, organism names, molecule types, sequence ID numbers and feature tables - with the original USPTO publication text." commented Martin Goffman, President and CEO, SequenceBase Corporation. "We are delighted to be able to bring this unrivalled USGENE content to our customers even more rapidly than ever before.”
“The unique combination of USGENE with prestigious STN patent sequence databases DGENE (GENESEQTM), PCTGEN and REGISTRY, gives life-science intellectual property professionals the ability to make business critical decisions with much greater certainty,” said Sabine Brünger-Weilandt, President and CEO of FIZ Karlsruhe. "With USGENE, FIZ Karlsruhe is committed to bringing the very latest USPTO patent sequence content to our customers, now with never-before-seen speed and efficiency.”
For further information, please contact:

Martin Goffman
President and CEO
SequenceBase Corporation
Tel: +1 732 549-5433
E-Mail: mgoffman(at)sequencebase(dot)com
www.sequencebase.com

Robert Austin
Regional Sales Manager
FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.
Tel: +1 609 333 1466
E-Mail: usgene(at)fiz-k(dot)com
www.fiz-k.com/usgene

Press contact:
FIZ Karlsruhe, Rüdiger Mack
Phone:  +49 7247 808 513,
E-Mail: ruediger.mack(at)fiz-karlsruhe(dot)de

About USGENE® on STN®
The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE®, is the unparalleled resource in which to perform freedom-to-operate, prior art, validity, infringement and competitive intelligence patent sequence searches within U.S. gene patent publications.
USGENE is produced by the SequenceBase Corporation, and is provided on STN by FIZ Karlsruhe as File USGENE. The database covers all available peptide and nucleic acid sequences from the published applications and issued patents of USPTO, from 1982 to date.  Data are now typically available within 3 days of publication by the USPTO.
USGENE database records include sequence and related data including sequence identity number (SEQ ID NO), organism name, sequence length and feature tables for modifications and other features. Extensive bibliographic and text search options, including title, abstract, patent assignees, full inventor names plus the complete set of publication, application and parent case WIPO/PCT numbers and dates are also provided.
STN offers three advanced sequence searching methods in USGENE: NCBI BLAST®, FASTA-based GETSIM and GETSEQ for fragment or motif sequence queries.

About FIZ Karlsruhe and STN InternationalSM
FIZ Karlsruhe is an experienced service partner for information management and knowledge transfer in science and industry. Its activities focus on the development of e-Science solutions and the provision of a worldwide unique collection of databases through its online service STN International. STN International - The Scientific & Technical Information Network - is jointly operated by FIZ Karlsruhe (Europe) and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Columbus, Ohio (USA) worldwide and is represented in Japan by The Japan Association for International Chemical Information (JAICI).  STN offers a wide range of indispensable databases as well as excellent tools for search, analysis and post-processing of search results. Decision-makers in enterprises and institutions highly appreciate the valuable information provided by STN. In cooperation with national and international institutions, FIZ Karlsruhe produces and provides databases in various fields of science and technology, including the most distinguished patent files. FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL), an association of non-academic scientific research and service institutions. For more information, please visit: www.fiz-karlsruhe.de

About the SequenceBase Corporation
The SequenceBase Corporation (www.sequencebase.com) is a leader in providing biosequence information to the legal, biotech, pharmaceutical, scientific, technical, and academic community. USGENE® is our unparalleled resource for freedom-to-operate, prior-art, validity and infringement patent sequence searches, competitive analysis of organizations with gene patent publications, and current awareness alerts (SDIs) from the very latest USPTO sequence data.  In addition to being the producer of USGENE® on STN® (www.fiz-k.com/usgene), SequenceBase provides customized subscription download services of USGENE data to a wide variety of clients, in multiple standard formats to suit their in-house patent bioinformatics information needs. To learn more about SequenceBase products and services, email us at mgoffman(at)sequencebase(dot)com.