| PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, August 20, 2003
HARBOR CONSULTING IP Services, Inc. (“Harbor Consulting”) (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Compugen, Inc. (Jamesburg, NJ), which allows Harbor Consulting access to Compugen's sequence search platform. In this regard, Compugen's sequence search platform centers on the Smith-Waterman algorithm, widely accepted as the most accurate and precise sequence comparison algorithm. Compugen's search platform uses patent and non-patent databases to search and align both DNA and protein sequences, and is the sequence search platform currently in use at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
“This partnership allows us to better serve our clients' needs by providing sequence search results from a search system that is the system of choice at the USPTO,” stated James Coburn, President and CEO of Harbor Consulting IP Services, Inc. “We are constantly asked to provide high quality sequence search results from patent and non-patent literature, which become the foundation of patentability opinions, freedom to operate searches and the like, and our partnership with Compugen will dramatically improve the quality of the results we may now offer our client base. Performing sequence searching on the same system employed by the USPTO really validates our sequence search service offerings.”
About HARBOR CONSULTING IP Services, Inc.
Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Harbor Consulting IP Services, Inc. is the leading outsource provider to law firm, in-house and sole practitioner patent attorneys for meeting U.S. (37 CFR §§1.821-.825) and foreign (WIPO ST. 25) Sequence Listing requirements and counts a number of the industry's leading law firms and biopharmaceutical companies as its clientele. Harbor Consulting offers a variety of consulting services, including complete Sequence Listing and amendment preparation, Sequence Rules compliance consultation, online sequence database searching, including the use of the Smith-Waterman, GenePaSTa, BLAST and FASTA algorithms for alignment and annotation results, online text searching of non-patent literature, and compilation and analysis of the same.
For more information, contact James Coburn at 800-318-3021 (ext. 101) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Company information is available at www.seqidno.com.
SOURCE: HARBOR CONSULTING IP Services, Inc.