MPEP 2419.03
Patent Grants and Patent Application Publications Containing a "Sequence Listing XML" of 1GB or Larger

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

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2419.03    Patent Grants and Patent Application Publications Containing a "Sequence Listing XML" of 1GB or Larger [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).]

Where a "Sequence Listing XML" is one gigabyte or larger, exception processing for the listing will be required. That is, the "Sequence Listing XML" cannot be published as part of the specification, nor can it be published on PSIPS, instead it will be published on the USPTO Bulk Data Storage System (BDSS). No transformation of the.xml file into an ASCII text file will occur. In place of the 1GB or larger "Sequence Listing XML," the patent or patent application publication specification will show the page-wide statement similar to the one shown below:

SEQUENCE LISTING

The patent contains a lengthy "Sequence Listing" section. A copy of the "Sequence Listing" is available in electronic form from the USPTO web site https://bulkdata.uspto.gov. An electronic copy of the "Sequence Listing" will also be available from the USPTO upon request and payment of the fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.19(b)(3).