Last updated:2015.5.26.

Sequence data included in patent applications

DDBJ Center provides some services to search and to browse sequence data that are included in patent applications.

Please note that DDBJ is not responsible for any issues that may arise from use of sequence data.
See also disclaimers on website policy and disclaimers for using data provided from DDBJ

 

Nucleotide sequence data

The nucleotide sequence data included in patent applications that are collected and processed by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)* are imported into the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSD) via DDBJ and are made available to the public.
Similarly, the nucleotide sequence data collected by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are imported into INSD via EMBL-Bank/ENA and GenBank, respectively.
* The procedure to import KIPO sequence data into INSD through DDBJ was started from February 2008.
You can distinguish the nucleotide sequence data included in patent applications by prefix of accession numbers.

The nucleotide sequence data included in patent applications can be searched or browsed from the following DDBJ services. Please note that these services do not differentiate data from JPO, KIPO, EPO, USPTO as reference datasets.

anonymous FTP
Files containing "ddbjpat" in their names under the directory.
getentry
Select [DDBJ/GenBank/EMBL] from [DNA Database].
ARSA
Select "PAT" in [Division] and "DNA", "RNA", "mRNA" and/or "rRNA" in [Molecular Type] as needed, then you can search data targeted to PAT division in DDBJ/GenBank/EMBL.
BLAST
Select [DDBJ ALL (DDBJ periodical release + daily updates)], then select [Patent] in [Other divisions].

 

Amino acid sequence data

The amino acid sequence data included in patent applications that are collected and processed by JPO and KIPO are made available through DDBJ.
Similarly, the amino acid sequence data collected by EPO and USPTO are made available by EBI and NCBI, respectively.

The amino acid sequence data included in patent applications can be searched and browsed from the following services at DDBJ:

anonymous FTP
Files under the directory, available only from JPO and KIPO.
getentry
Select [Patent] from [Protein Database], available only from JPO and KIPO.
ARSA
Select "PAT" in [Division] and "PRT" in [Molecular Type], available only from JPO and KIPO.
BLAST
Select [Patent] from [Data Sets] and select JPO, KIPO, USPTO or EPO as required.
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