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Aventis Licenses Gene-IT s GenomeQuest for Sequence-based Patent Searching

NEW YORK, May 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Gene-IT today said that Aventis has agreed to license its GenomeQuest IP sequence search software.


Financial terms of the agreement were not provided.


Gene-IT said that the license expands upon a previous agreement in which Aventis's senior intellectual property investigators had access to the software to "validate its use in production." Now, the company's IP investigators will have "worldwide" access to the software, which compares genome sequences in patent databases for prior-art searches.

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