PCTGEN and USGENE are annotated databases of protein and nucleic sequences indexed respectively from WIPO/PCT and USPTO patent publications. Both are essential resources for comprehensive patent sequence searching, especially in combination with GENESEQ (DGENE) on STN. In this session, we will explore the various features and benefits of both USGENE and PCTGEN. Topics will include:
Database content and editorial policies
BLAST and Sequence Code Match (motif) search examples
Post-processing results using STN Express
Multifile search techniques with GENESEQ (DGENE) on STN
The e-Seminar will provide a variety of practical tips, from preparing the query through to post-processing search results into a final report. This session will be of interest to those new to USGENE or PCTGEN sequence searching, and those who are experienced searchers, who would like a refresher and an update on the latest patent sequence database tips, tricks and news.