Intellectual Property

We believe our proprietary taste receptor-based technologies—including our taste receptor discovery, assay development, high-throughput screening systems, and sample libraries—give Senomyx and our collaborators significant competitive advantages.

Senomyx seeks patent protection to cover our discoveries, including:

  • Receptors, and nucleic acid sequences encoding receptors, that are involved in taste
  • The use of taste receptors to identify flavor ingredients
  • New compositions and uses of these compositions as flavor ingredients

As of December 31, 2016, Senomyx is the owner or exclusive licensee of 580 issued patents and several hundred pending patent applications in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere related to proprietary taste science technologies. We intend to continue to pursue comprehensive intellectual property protection for our evolving technologies.

Taste Receptor Discovery