MPEP 2412.02(a)
"Enumeration of its residues"

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Last Revised in February 2023

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2412.02(a)    "Enumeration of its residues" [R-07.2022]

[Editor Note: This section is applicable to all applications filed on or after July 1, 2022, having disclosures of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences as defined in 37 CFR 1.831(b).]

37 C.F.R. 1.831  Requirements for patent applications filed on or after July 1, 2022, having nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosures.

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  • (d) "Enumeration of its residues" means disclosure of a nucleotide or amino acid sequence in a patent application by listing, in order, each residue of the sequence, where the residues are represented in the manner as defined in paragraph 3(c)(i) or (ii) of WIPO Standard ST.26 (incorporated by reference, see § 1.839 ).
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WIPO Standard ST.26 specifies that "enumeration of its residues" means "disclosure of a sequence in a patent application by listing, in order, each residue of the sequence, wherein [either] (I) the residue is represented by a name, abbreviation, symbol, or structure (e.g., HHHHHHQ or HisHisHisHisHisHisGln); or (ii) multiple residues are represented by a shorthand formula (e.g., His6Gln) (WIPO Standard ST.26, paragraph 3(c)).