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 Summary Sheet


Producer:SequenceBase Corporation,USA
File Size:More than 64.2 million records (11/2018)
More than 45.5 million nucleic acid sequences
More than 18.6 million protein sequences
More than 200,000 US publications from 1981 to date
File Type:Bibliographic, Sequence
Content:Nucleic acid and protein sequences

The USPTO genetic sequence database covers all peptide and nucleic acid sequences from the published applications and issued patents of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USGENE database includes extensive bibliographic and text search options, including publication title, abstract, full patent claims, patent assignees at issue, full inventor names plus the complete set of publication, application and parent case WIPO/PCT numbers and dates. Data are typically available within 3 days of publication by the USPTO.
USGENE offers three advanced sequence searching methods; NCBI BLAST®, the FastA-based GETSIM, and GETSEQ for fragment or motif sequence queries. Additional biological data, like organism name, molecule type, sequence length and feature table, are also available.

From Concept to content: The Genesis of USGENE 


SequenceBase Corporation
3 Dellview Drive
Edison, NJ 08820-2545
Email: mgoffman(at)sequencebase(dot)com
Copyright Holder

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the USGENE file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part.

2. Customers
A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online access has been ordered.

3. Search Results
All rights are reserved. Search results delivered online or offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer. No written permission of the database producer is required if search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e. printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g. for creating a database). The customer must observe the copyright of the database producer.

Enter HELP SHARETERMS at an arrow prompt (=>) or visit the STN Information Keep & Share Program, which allows Recipients to purchase the right to archive and / or redistribute search results from STN databases for internal re-use.

Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright. For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties.

The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge. The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability
The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warranty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.

II. Special Part

1. Database producers, vendors and online information service providers are strictly prohibited from searching, analyzing or displaying USGENE data, for the purpose of direct or indirect comparisons of USGENE database content or coverage to other databases, without the prior written consent of the SequenceBase Corporation.

2. It is strictly prohibited to use USGENE data for the creation of a database for public use, without the prior written consent of the SequenceBase Corporation and FIZ Karlsruhe.