Search Strategy

Since Mendel Biotechnology Inc. is known to have interests in Arabidopsis, the company name was used as a search term to uncover new patent documents.

The Mendel Biotechnology Inc. patents discussed in this section were identified using the following search strategy.

Search details
Date of search 18 05 2006
Database searched Patent Lens, accessible at www.patentlens.net
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 thaliana) AND (Mendel AND Biotechnology)
Results 161
Comments Of the 161 results identified using these search terms, 11 results were identified as having bulk sequence claims based on the content of their titles, abstracts, and claims.  The correspondent or applicant named on all these applications is Mendel Biotechnology Inc., 21375 Cabot Blvd., Hayward, CA, 94545.

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.

As a precaution, a further search was performed:  this time no assignee/applicant/correspondent names were used.  Instead the strategy conducted was:

Search details
Date of search 14 06 2006
Database searched Patent Lens, accessible at www.patentlens.net
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 (mendel AND biotechnology) AND ((SEQ AND ID) in claims)
Results 186
Comments Of the 186 results identified using these search terms, more than 10 were found to claim large numbers of Arabidopsis sequences (mostly transcription factors). The remainder were also of interest since they appeared to also claim smaller groups of transcription factors.

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.