Applications by Dow Chemical Co.

Dow Chemical Company.

Dow Chemical Company is a multinational, US-based, corporation with headquarters in Michigan.  Followed by DuPont, it is the largest chemical company in the world (based on market capitalisation). It has interests not only in chemicals, but also in  agricultural products, plastics and specialised products and services.

Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dow AgroSciences LLC, is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Dow AgroSciences has interests in crop protection and crop biotechnology.  Both Dow and Dow AgroSciences are applicants on a number of applications involving Arabidopsis.  Two of these applications that appear to deal with bulk sequence claims are discussed below.

Search Strategy

Since the major players in patenting of Arabidopsis sequences are known, the company names could be used in searches.  In this case “Dow” was used as part of a search strategy. Unfortunately using arabidopsis AND (Dow in applicant) AND ((SEQ AND ID) in claims) did not uncover any patent documents of interest for bulk sequnence claims.  Hence the general search strategy was broadened to the more general search below:

The Dow Chemicals Co. patents discussed  in this section were identified using the following search strategy.

Search details
Date of search 19 07 2006
Database searched Patent Lens, accessible at
Type of search Structured Search
Collections searched US-A, WO-A, US-B, EP-B, AU-B (add link to “Documents in  Collection” which will take you to a web page that describes the extent of the collection.)
Search terms arabidopsis AND dow AND (seq AND ID)
Results 372
Comments These results, when sorted according to revelvance score, uncovered some interesting applications in the top 100 documents. In the top 100 documents we discovered 8 of interest. These included US and PCT applications, with titles beginning ” NUCLEIC ACID COMPOSITIONS CONFERRING…” By further researching these applications the documents dicussed below were uncovered.

You may find other patents or applications of interest based on your particular circumstances.  We encourage you to go to the Patent Lens to adapt this search to your needs or to update this search.  We invite you to provide comments on patents or applications that you see below or that you identify in your own searches which may be of interest to those reading this landscape, by going to the Add Comment link.