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2427    Form Paragraphs [R-07.2015]

See MPEP § 608.05 for form paragraphs which should be used when notifying applicant that a compact disc submitted in accordance with 37 CFR 1.52(e) (i.e., containing a computer program listing, sequence listing, and/or table) does not comply with all of the requirements of the 37 CFR 1.52(e). See also MPEP § 608.05(b) for form paragraphs which should be used when a table submitted on compact disc does not comply with 37 CFR 1.52(e).

In order to expedite the processing of applications, minor errors pertaining to compliance with the sequence rules discovered after examination has begun may be handled with the next Office action. Examples of minor errors are: missing any necessary sequence identifiers in the specification/drawings; when the sequence listing under 37 CFR 1.821(c) is submitted on compact disc, missing statement in the transmittal letter stating that the two compact discs are identical; missing or providing an incomplete incorporation by reference of the sequence listing in the specification; missing statement that the sequence listing information in computer readable form is identical to the written (on paper or compact disc) sequence listing when such a statement is necessary, etc. Since the application is ready for examination, the examiner may act on the application and include any objections to the application based on minor errors related to the sequence listing with his/her Office action.



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