The International Society for Patent Information Professionals
The Meat Inside the WIPO Standard ST.26 Nutshell; The Details of Sequence Listings in Patent Applications
Workshop presented by:
Susan C. Wolski
PCT Special Programs Examiner
International Patent Legal Administration
WIPO Standard ST.26 is a revision of, and will replace, current WIPO Standard ST.25 for the presentation of sequence listings in patent applications. This workshop will take a more in-depth look at each of the components of the standard - the main body and its seven annexes. The specifics of the sequence listing data structure will be discussed, including the controlled vocabulary consisting of feature keys and qualifiers and their location descriptors and operators. Finally, some specific examples from the Annex VI Guidance Document will be reviewed to illustrate the manner of representation of different types of sequences, such as those containing D amino acids, nucleic acid analogues, branched portions of sequences, and variant sequences.
Registration: Free, Required