Patent and Trademark Office

                                 37 CFR Part 1

                                RIN: 0651-AA88

                     Requirements for Patent Applications
                     Containing Nucleotide Sequence and/or
                      Amino Acid Disclosures; Correction

AGENCY: Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY: This document contains a correction to the rules relating to
the format for nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosures in
patent applications.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 10, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Esther M. Kepplinger, by telephone at
(703) 308-1495; by mail addressed to: Box Comments - Patents, Assistant
Commissioner for Patents, Washington, DC 20231 marked to her attention;
by facsimile to (703) 305-3935; or by electronic mail at

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Appendix B to Subpart G to Part 1 of title 37
of the Code of Federal Regulations is a listing entitled "Headings for
Information Items in    1.823." It contains the headings that were
required prior to the June 1, 1998, amendment of the rules.

   On June 1, 1998, the Patent and Trademark Office published a final
rule entitled "Requirements for Patent Applications Containing
Nucleotide Sequence and/or Amino Acid Disclosures" in the Federal
Register (63 FR 29620). The listing of headings in Appendix B is no
longer correct in view of the final rule. The headings adopted in the
final rule replaced those used in Appendix B. For this reason, Appendix
B should have been removed from the final rule. Because Appendix B may
be misleading, it is now being removed.

   List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 1

   Administrative practice and procedure, Courts, Freedom of
information, Inventions and patents, Incorporation by reference,
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Small businesses.


   Accordingly, 37 CFR Part 1 is corrected by making the following
correcting amendment:

   1. The authority citation for Part 1 continues to read as follows:

   Authority: 35 U.S.C. 6, unless otherwise noted.

Appendix B To Subpart G To Part 1 [Corrected]

   2. Remove Appendix B To Subpart G To Part 1.

September 8, 1998                                            ALBIN F. DROST
                                                           Deputy Solicitor