Markush Structure Search is an extension of chemical structure search and analysis. This search, based on Markush structures, initiate as a chemical structure search and involves a comprehensive strategy that enables one to identify documents that have broad coverage for functional moieties, enable streamlining of R&D efforts, influence ongoing patent litigation, track competition and strengthen intellectual property right.

How will it be useful?

  • A depiction of a chemical structure that can be used to show related compounds. [While filing a patent, pharma companies usually prepare a very general claim for using of the molecule without disclosing to the competitors the particular molecules for which they are introducing a practical application]
  • To describe a number of different chemical constructions that accomplish the same or similar function.
  • To identify similar structures by performing patent literature searches
  • Identifying patentability opportunities