Patome contains biological sequence data disclosed in patents and published applications, as well as their analysis information. The analysis is divided into two steps. The first is an annotation step in which the disclosed sequences were annotated with RefSeq database. The second is an association step where the sequences were linked to Entrez Gene, OMIM, and GO databases, and their results were saved as a gene-patent table. Patome is available at http://www.patome.org/; the information is updated bimonthly.
B. Lee thanks Dr. YoungGyun Cho at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for helpful discussion. We especially thank Maryana Bhak for editing this manuscript. This work was supported by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) under grant number M10407010001-04N0701-00110.