WIPO Sequence

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 PDF, 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.

Note: 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.
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WIPO Sequence 1.0.0 (for applicants)

A standalone desktop application available for Windows, Linux and MacOS. A user manual is provided to assist applicants in generating their compliant sequence listings. PDF, WIPO Sequence manual

Release Notes

The Release Notes provided below indicate the bugs which have been fixed and improvements that have been implemented for both the WIPO Sequence desktop tool and the WIPO Sequence Validator.

WIPO Sequence version 1.0.0 Release Notes PDF, WIPO Sequence manual

WIPO Sequence Validator 1.0.0 (for patent offices)

A microservice to be incorporated either using a JAR or WAR file in the IT environment of patent offices. An operations manual is provided to assist offices in performing this validation. PDF, WIPO Sequence Validator manual


WIPO ST.26 Training Webinar Series

WIPO is providing four webinars on preparing sequence listings compliant with WIPO Standard ST.26, which comes into force globally on Jan 1, 2022. The webinars are open to patent applicants and IP Offices. See the webinars page for dates in April and May and other information. Recordings will be available.

The first stable release of WIPO Sequence has been launched.

Details regarding the exact improvements provided since the Beta 2 release, originally launched on April 7, 2020, are provided in the Release Notes. PDF, WIPO Sequence manual