WIPO Sequence is a global software tool that enables patent applicants to prepare amino acid and nucleotide sequence listings compliant with WIPO Standard ST.26 , as part of a national or international patent application.
WIPO Sequence Validator is another tool component that enables patent offices to verify the compliance of filed sequence listing data with WIPO ST.26.
These tools were developed in collaboration with patent offices around the world, under the direction of the Committee on WIPO Standards.
: WIPO member states originally agreed that all sequence listings being part of a patent application submitted at national and international level must be compliant with WIPO Standard ST.26 from January 1, 2022. However as some Offices have indicated that they will have difficulty in completing the necessary preparations before January 1, 2022, WIPO Member States are currently being invited to respond to C. PCT 1626/C. CWS. 150,
that recommends the postponement of the big-bang implementation date until July 1, 2022. After consideration of these responses, a formal decision will be made at the upcoming WIPO General Assembly, to be held in October 2021.