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 agreed that all sequence listings being part of a patent application submitted at national, regional and international levels must be compliant with WIPO Standard ST.26 from July 1, 2022. 
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WIPO Sequence 1.1.0 (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

By downloading and installing WIPO Sequence, you are accepting the following Terms of Use (October 2021): PDF, WIPO Sequence TOR

Release Notes

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

WIPO Sequence version 1.1.0 Release Notes: PDF, WIPO Sequence version 1.1.0 Release Notes

Test data set (ST.26 DTD version 1.3)

The following ZIP file provides both compliant and non-compliant ST.26 instances for testing purposes:  Test data set


Second stable release of WIPO Sequence

Since November 2021, WIPO has been developing an improved version of the WIPO Sequence Suite. The latest version of the desktop tool can be downloaded above along with the release notes which indicate the changes since the last stable release was published. Patent Offices interested in the latest version of WIPO Sequence Validator should contact us at wiposequence@wipo.int 

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