MPEP 2422.06
Requirement for Statement Regarding Content of Official and Computer Readable Copies of Sequence Listing

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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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).