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Canadian IP Office to Use Gene-IT Software, Services

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - The Canadian Intellectual Property Office will use Gene-IT's genome-scale sequence-comparison and -mining software when reviewing patent applications, Gene-IT said today.

 

The Worcester, Mass.-based informatics company has granted CIPO a license to use its GenomeQuest software, which enables users to compare genome sequences for biological and patent investigators.

 

The company said that CIPO's biotech examiners will use the tool to search patent records using both biological and IP-sensitive search methods.

 

Financial details were not disclosed.

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