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Release 4.5.0

Release 4.5.0

This month we have made a big push to improve our language support. Our translators have been hard at work...  Read More

Release 4.4.0

Release 4.4.0

The last month has seen a variety of minor improvements and fixes released for the Lens, while we work at...  Read More

Release 4.3.3

Release 4.3.3

The last month has seen a variety of minor improvements and fixes released for the Lens, while we work at...  Read More

Release 4.2.1

Release 4.2.1

Highlight: New Look and Feel Improvements include: Brighter cleaner look and feel Improved UI response to screen size Consistent look...  Read More

Release 0.10.1

Release 0.10.1

Highlight: Integration with LinkedIn® and ORCID® and Recording of Inventorship In this release we've added some exciting and innovative features...  Read More

PatSeq genome tracks are now also available at UCSC genome browser

PatSeq genome tracks are now also available at UCSC genome browser

We are pleased to announce the release of the PatSeq tracks in the UCSC Genome Browser. These tracks contain shared data...  Read More

The ownership question of plant gene and genome intellectual properties

The ownership question of plant gene and genome intellectual properties

The restructuring of the crop agriculture industry over the past two decades has enabled patent holders to exclude, prevent and...  Read More

Gene patent practice across plant and human genomes

Gene patent practice across plant and human genomes

In human medicine, a successful new product or process can create a strong economic incentive to pay whatever it takes...  Read More

Public disclosure of biological sequences in global patent practice

Public disclosure of biological sequences in global patent practice

Abstract Biological sequences are an important part of global patenting, with unique challenges for their effective and equitable use in...  Read More

The Impact of Public Science

The Impact of Public Science

Publicly funded science is an important step on the path to the development of technologies that can improve society. However,...  Read More

Metrics market

Metrics market

Featured in an Editorial in the journal Nature on June 2014. Measures of research impact are improving, but universities should...  Read More

Exploring the Scope of Gene Patents Through New Levels of Transparency

Exploring the Scope of Gene Patents Through New Levels of Transparency

As the global intellectual property (IP) system grows and now impacts virtually all citizens, it is crucial that the means...  Read More

Global patent system under The Lens

Global patent system under The Lens

Global social enterprise Cambia and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are using a US$1.6 million Bill & Melinda Gates...  Read More

Integrated Search Plugin and developer tools

Integrated Search Plugin and developer tools

The Lens provides a variety of tools for you to integrate our core experience into your website. The Lens enables...  Read More

Featured in Nature Biotechnology magazine

Featured in Nature Biotechnology magazine

In the recent decision Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics1, the US Supreme Court held that naturally occurring sequences...  Read More

Release 0.8.1

Release 0.8.1

Highlight: Classifications Search It is now possible to search for US or IPC classification codes from the advanced search page Other...  Read More

Intellectual Ventures Patent Collection

Intellectual Ventures Patent Collection

Recently Intellectual Ventures revealed a list of 33,000 patents in a move towards partial transparency. You can find out more...  Read More

The patent bargain

The patent bargain

Featured in an Editorial in the journal Nature on 11 Dec 2013. An open-source patent database highlights the need for...  Read More

Release 0.8.0

Release 0.8.0

Highlight: Responsive Design  You can now enjoy a compelling and consistent user experience on range of devices, from smart phones...  Read More

Release 0.7.6

Release 0.7.6

Highlight: Australian Data Enriched We now serve additional information (provided by IP Australia) on over a million Australian documents. The extra...  Read More

Release 0.7.5

Release 0.7.5

Highlight: Lucene 4 Indexing We have completed a major upgrade of our search engine technology from Lucene version 3 to...  Read More

Release 0.7.4

Release 0.7.4

Highlight: Family Fallback When viewing a patent where the full document isn’t yet available to us from the patent office,...  Read More

Release 0.7.3

Release 0.7.3

Highlight: Embeddable Search Widget Now Available It is now possible to integrate a Lens search widget directly into your site...  Read More

Release 0.7.2

Release 0.7.2

Highlight: Asynchronous Data Loading Search pages now load and display the front page of results immediately instead of waiting for...  Read More