MPEP 2433
Box Sequence; Hand Delivery of a "Sequence Listing" and Computer Readable Forms

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

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2433    Box Sequence; Hand Delivery of a "Sequence Listing" and Computer Readable Forms [R-07.2022]

To facilitate administrative processing of all papers and read-only optical discs associated with sequence rule compliance, all computer readable forms, read-only optical discs, fees, and papers accompanying them filed in the Office should be marked "Box SEQUENCE."

Correspondence relating to the sequence rules may also be hand-delivered to the Customer Service Window. In cases of hand delivery to the Customer Service Window, the computer readable form should be placed in a protective mailer labeled with at least the application number, if available. The labeling requirements of 37 CFR 1.52(e)(4) must also be complied with. In no circumstances should additional or complimentary electronic copies be delivered to examiners or other Office personnel.