Public disclosure of biological sequences in global patent practice

Jefferson, Osmat A., Köllhofer, Deniz, Ajjikuttira, Prabha, & Jefferson, Richard A. (2015) Public disclosure of biological sequences in global patent practice. World Patent Information, 43, pp. 12-24.

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Biological sequences are an important part of global patenting, with unique challenges for their effective and equitable use in practice and in policy. Because their function can only be determined with computer-aided technology, the form in which sequences are disclosed matters greatly. Similarly, the scope of patent rights sought and granted requires computer readable data and tools for comparison. Critically, the primary data provided to the national patent offices and thence to the public, must be comprehensive, standardized, timely and meaningful. It is not yet. The proposed global Patent Sequence (PatSeq) Data platform can enable national and regional jurisdictions meet the desired standards.

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ID Code: 90086
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: patent, biological patent, patent sequece, patent office, sequence listings, patent sequence data, Patent sequence dowload, Patseq tools, Patent disclosure
DOI: 10.1016/j.wpi.2015.08.005
ISSN: 0172-2190
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2015 00:27
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 21:49

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