Submission of sequences in standard ST.26 only as of January 1, 2022.

|19/04/2021 |

WIPO member states 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. 


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.

Applicants are advised to get acquainted with WIPO Sequence from now on and practice preparing sequence listings with the software:

It is also recommended to attend seminars offered by the International Bureau for Software Familiarity: