PatSeq Bulk Download

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The permission to bulk download biological sequences disclosed in patents (PatSeq) data, granted by Cambia, is subject to the following Terms of Use.  Any other use is disallowed.  Upon reading and understanding the terms, you agree to be bound by them.  Cambia reserves the right to not grant access to and use of the bulk download or to revoke access if in Cambia’s own estimation, the specific usage does not comply with these terms.  Cambia reserves the right to negotiate variations to these Terms of Use on case by case basis.  These terms are effective from September 18, 2015 and are subject to change at any time upon publication of the change by Cambia on the Lens site.

Terms of Use

The terms apply only to bulk sequence download.  PatSeq bulk download refers to the ability of a user to access sequences disclosed in patents and available within the PatSeq Data app in the Lens or programmatically via the bulk download API.

The PatSeq bulk download may not be transferred, sold or relicensed to third parties and may not be used in unfair or deceptive practices.

The PatSeq bulk download and any other sequence downloads are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty, express or implied, and without any representation or warranty that the use of the data will not infringe other rights. Cambia and its employees and agents shall not be held liable for any use of the sequences transferred to you under this notice. You agree to hold Cambia and its employees and agents harmless for any loss, claim, damage or liability, of whatsoever kind or nature, which may arise from acceptance, use, handling or storage of the data by you.


When using any data obtained through our Services in a product or service, or including data in a redistribution, please acknowledge The Lens by including the URL, or a link to a relevant search or collection on the domain. The Lens logo image files are available in our Press Kit and must be used for digital or print attribution along with the link to The Lens website. We prefer you use the expression ‘Enabled by The Lens’ (LOGO) and URL. Please ensure that Lens logo and link is prominently displayed. Alternatively you can use the Lens Attribution badge by copying and pasting this iframe code snippet into your website.

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In your published work, please cite Jefferson, O.A., Deniz Köllhofer, Prabha Ajjikuttira & Richard A Jefferson (2015) Public disclosure of biological sequences in global patent practice. World Patent Information 43 : 12-24.

These Terms shall be governed by Australian law.

Available options to access and use PatSeq bulk download

Option 1.  Free access for non commercial use by eligible individuals or non-profit organisations

Users are bound by the Lens terms of use listed above.  Data may not be transferred, sold or relicensed to third parties nor used for commercial purposes by any party.

Option 2.  Commercial access for eligible commercial businesses with fewer than 50 employees, which is not owned nor controlled by a larger commercial entity. This is non-exclusive and non-transferable commercial  license.

Cost USD $10,000 per year payable to Cambia. Please see payment details at the bottom of the page.

Option 3.   Commercial access for eligible commercial businesses that have 50 or more employees.  This also includes agencies or organizations that charge users for services or sell or resell data products. This is a non-exclusive and non-transferable commercial license.

Cost USD $50,000 per year payable to Cambia. Please see payment details at the bottom of the page.

Option 4.  Service providers or sponsorship 

This is a negotiable license on a case by case basis.  If you are a data service provider and interested in PatSeq bulk download or integrating one of PatSeq tools with your other services, contact us.  A sponsor may invest in the Lens project or PatSeq, either broadly or to sponsor particular functionality, with or without brand recognition as negotiated.    Such an investment will include a bundled license, where appropriate.  Please contact us if you are interested in such collaboration.

Payment Details

Please directly deposit to the following bank account:

Account Name: Cambia
Account Number: CAMBIUSDO1

Bank Name: National Australia Bank Limited
Bank Address: 39 London Circuit, Hobart Place, Canberra ACT 2601