MPEP 2419
Publishing of Patent Grants and Patent Application Publications with a "Sequence Listing XML"

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

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2419    Publishing of Patent Grants and Patent Application Publications with a "Sequence Listing XML" [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).]

At the USPTO, the Sequence Listing Information Control (SLIC) system will be responsible for processing of a "Sequence Listing XML" and exporting the sequence data for publication and grant. Because a "Sequence Listing XML" exists only in.xml file format, the USPTO uses a style sheet to transform the "Sequence Listing XML" into an ASCII text file which will be used for printing purposes to present the sequence information in a format that is more easily read.