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The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE®, is now available on STN® International

29. July 2007

SequenceBase Corporation and FIZ Karlsruhe announce the launch of the USGENE database / All peptide and nucleic acid sequences from the published applications and issued patents of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), from 1982 to date, are now available via the leading online service STN International / Special introductory offer

Edison, NJ, USA / Karlsruhe, Germany, 29 July 2007 – SequenceBase Corporation and FIZ Karlsruhe are pleased to announce the launch of The USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGENE® on STN®. USGENE is an invaluable new resource for freedom-to-operate, prior-art, validity and patent infringement searches and thus perfectly complements STN’s wide range of prestigious biosequence databases. Its unique collection of about 200 scientific and patent databases makes the online Service STN a leading provider of sci-tech information.

USGENE covers all available peptide and nucleic acid sequences from the published applications and issued patents of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), from 1982 to date.

USGENE is the new unparalleled resource for freedom-to-operate, prior-art, validity and infringement patent sequence searches. The database is ideal for competitive analysis of organizations with biosequence patents and current awareness alerts (SDIs) from the very latest USPTO sequence data.

USGENE offers three advanced sequence searching methods; NCBI BLAST®, the FastA-based GETSIM, and GETSEQ for fragment or motif sequence queries. The database also provides fully searchable organism name, sequence length, publication sequence identity number (SEQ ID NO) and feature tables for modifications and other features.

USGENE database includes extensive bibliographic and text search options, including publication title, abstract, patent claims, patent assignees at issue, full inventor names, plus the complete set of publication, application and parent case WIPO/PCT numbers and dates.

Single-click full-text links from USGENE sequence records to USPTO original documents on the web are available to all searchers using STN Express® and STN on the Web.

“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, especially patent claims." commented Martin Goffman, President and CEO, SequenceBase Corporation. "We are delighted to partner with FIZ Karlsruhe to offer STN® patent sequence searchers first access to this new database - an entirely new resource for U.S. freedom-to-operate, prior-art, validity and patent infringement searches.”

"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 greater certainty than was possible before," said Sabine Brünger-Weilandt, President and CEO of FIZ Karlsruhe. "FIZ Karlsruhe recognizes that SequenceBase Corporation’s USGENE database is a truly innovative concept, and we join with our customers to welcome its arrival on STN® with great enthusiasm.”

From August to September 2007 each STN loginID holder will benefit from a special introductory offer for USGENE usage. For more information please visit .

For further information, please contact:

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

Dr. Rainer Stuike-Prill
Vice President Marketing & Sales
FIZ Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 7247 808-524
E-Mail: Rainer.Stuike-Prill(at)fiz-karlsruhe(dot)de

Press contact

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

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:

About the SequenceBase Corporation

The SequenceBase Corporation ( is a leader in providing biosequence information to the legal, biotech, pharmaceutical, scientific, technical, and academic community.  In addition to being the producer of USGENE® on STN®, SequenceBase Corporation provides customized subscription download services of sequence information, with a particular emphasis on patent sequences, to a wide variety of clients. SequenceBase Corporation pools sequence information from many world-wide resources, standardizes its collection and then supplies it in multiple standard formats to suit individual in-house patent bioinformatics information needs. For further information on our products and services, email us at info(at)sequencebase(dot)com.