2422.06 Requirement for Statement Regarding Content of Official and Computer Readable Copies of Sequence Listing [R-07.2015]
37 CFR 1.821(f) requires that the official sequence listing (submitted on paper or compact disc pursuant to 37 CFR 1.821(c) ) and computer readable copies of the sequence listing (submitted pursuant to 37 CFR 1.821(e) ) be accompanied by a statement that the content of the official and computer readable copies are the same, at the time when the computer readable form is submitted. Such a statement may be made by a registered practitioner, the applicant, an inventor, or the person who actually compares the sequence data on behalf of the aforementioned. See MPEP § 2428 for further information and Sample Statements.
Note that if the sequence listing is filed in a new application as an ASCII text file via EFS-Web, and applicant has not filed a sequence listing in a PDF file, the text file will serve as both the paper copy required by 37 CFR 1.821(c) and the computer readable form (CRF) required by 37 CFR 1.821(e). See MPEP § 2422.03(a), subsections I and IV, for additional information. Thus, the following are not required and should not be submitted: (1) a second copy of the sequence listing in a PDF file; and (2) a statement under 37 CFR 1.821(f) (indicating that the paper copy and CRF copy of the sequence listing are identical).