Applications

US Applications that Claim Arabidopsis thaliana Sequences

The plot below shows the total number of Arabidopsis thaliana patent sequence filings (blue bars) as well as the number of applications claiming sequences that match a segment of the the Arabidopsis thaliana genome at least 150bp long (green bars) from 1994 to 2006. Because published US application data was not available prior to  2001, the low number of claimed sequences and sequence filings from 1994 to 2001 may be largely attributed to a lack of data from the USPTO rather than a lack of filings.

US Arabidopsis thaliana Patent Applications: Number of Sequences Referenced in Claims per Genome Segment

For the plots below, the Arabidopsis genome was divided into 300 kbp segments.  For patent applications that claim Arabidopsis gene sequences, the plots below show the number of sequences that match at least a 150 bp fragment of each 300 kbp genome segment.

In addition to initial patent filings, continuation and divisional applications are included in the count, so the same sequence may be counted multiple times. Each plot shows data for a single Arabidopsis chromosome.

See the corresponding plots for the rice genome landscape.

The Arabidopsis genomic data contains some vector contamination for chomosomes 2 and 3 resulting in some spikes that go off the scale of the chart.

US Arabidopsis thaliana Patent Applications: Number of Patent Applications that Claim ArabidopsisSequences per Genome Segment

For the plots below, the Arabidopsis genome was divided into 300 kbp segments. The plots below show the number of US patent applications that claim sequences that have at least a 150 bp match to a 300 kbp genome segment.

In addition to initial patent filings, continuation and divisional applications are included in the count, so the same sequence may be counted multiple times. Each plot shows data for a single Arabidopsis chromosome.

See the corresponding plots for the rice genome landscape.

US Arabidopsis thaliana Patent Applications: Percent Coverage by Patent Claims per Genome Segment

For the plots below, the Arabidopsis genome was divided into 300 kbp segments. For each 300 kbp segment, the percent coverage by claims in US patent applications was calculated. For example, if an entire 300 kbp segment was claimed by US patent applications, the plot would read 100% for that segment. The Y axes show the percent coverage, and the X-axes show the region (locus) of the Arabidopsisgenome. Each plot shows data for a single Arabidopsis chromosome.

See the corresponding plots for the rice genome landscape.