NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Japan Patent Office has licensed Xennex’s genomic database for use in reviewing patent applications, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company said Monday.
 
Under the license agreement, the JPO will use the Xennex GeneCards database, which includes mined genomic, proteomic, and transcriptomics information, and focuses on functional genomics and disease, to conduct prior art research to determine if an invention can be patented.
 

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