MPEP Section 2428, Sample Statements
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2428 Sample Statements
Sample language for the statements required to support sequence rule submissions is provided below. These statements are given by way of example only; other language may, of course, be used. For the statements that relate to the assertion that the content of the paper or compact disc and computer readable copies are the "same," it is acknowledged that there may be some nonsubstantive differences between the two, e.g., page numbers and page breaks may be present in the paper copy but not in the computer readable copy thereof. This requirement for sameness relates to the informational content of the paper or compact disc and computer readable copies relevant to the requirements of the sequence rules.
37 CFR 1.821(f) - I hereby state that the information recorded in computer readable form is identical to the written (on paper or compact disc) sequence listing.
37 CFR 1.52(e)(4) - I hereby state that the two compact discs are identical.
37 CFR 1.821(g) [or (h)] - I hereby state that the submission, filed in accordance with 37 CFR 1.821(g) [or (h)], herein does not include new matter [or matter which goes beyond the disclosure in the international application].
37 CFR 1.825(a) - I hereby state that the amendments, made in accordance with 37 CFR 1.825(a), included in the substitute sheet(s) or compact disc(s) of the Sequence Listing are supported in the application, as filed, at _____________. I hereby state that the substitute sheet(s) of the Sequence Listing does (do) not include new matter.