MPEP 2424.01
Informational Requirements for the Sequence Listing

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

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2424.01    Informational Requirements for the Sequence Listing [R-07.2015]

37 CFR 1.823 sets forth the informational requirements for the sequence listing that must be submitted in accordance with 37 CFR 1.821(c) as part of the application. See MPEP § 2422.03 for a discussion of 37 CFR 1.821(c).

37 CFR 1.823(a)(1) sets forth page and line length requirements for any sequence listing submitted on paper. The requirement to use a fixed width font to present sequence data is also set forth therein. This latter requirement is made to ensure that the desired sequence character spacing and numbering is maintained.

37 CFR 1.823(a)(2) requires that any sequence listing submitted under 37 CFR 1.821(c) as part of the application on compact disc must comply with 37 CFR 1.52(e). The compact disc may also contain table information if the application contains table information that is over 50 pages. See 37 CFR 1.52(e)(1)(iii). Note that a CRF of a sequence listing submitted on compact disc cannot include table information. See MPEP § 2422.03. If a sequence listing or CRF of a sequence listing is submitted as an ASCII text file via EFS-Web, the file cannot contain information other than the sequence listing. Any table information to be submitted as a text file in an application via EFS-Web must be submitted as a separate file. See MPEP § 2422.03(a) for additional information pertaining to filing a sequence listing via EFS-Web. See MPEP § 608.05(b) for information regarding submission of large tables in ASCII text format via EFS-Web or on compact disc.

37 CFR 1.823(b) lists the items of information that are to be included in the sequence listing in the order in which those items are to appear. The numeric identifier for each item of information shall not include the explanatory information included in 37 CFR 1.823(b).