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300-K HQ-Mail-Access .txt

If you would like your photos or files returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Alternatively, articles may be submitted via our secure online form . Before completing the online form, please have an electronic copy (.doc or .txt file preferred) of the article ready for upload. Any accompanying attachments must be sent via email to

300-K HQ-Mail-Access .txt

All of these types of documents may be submitted as ASCII text files with a ".txt" extension (e.g., "seqlist.txt") for applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111, national stage applications under 35 U.S.C. 371, reexamination proceedings, and supplemental examination proceedings. The compact disc practice of 37 CFR 1.52(e) and 1.821 et seq. remains as a filing option. The filing of international applications (PCT) via EFS-Web is discussed in subsection M., below.

The requirements of 37 CFR 1.52(e)(3)-(6) for documents submitted on compact disc are not applicable to computer program listings, sequence listings, and tables submitted as ASCII text files via EFS-Web. However, each text file must be in compliance with ASCII and have a file name with a ".txt" extension. Further, the specification must contain an incorporation-by-reference of the material in the ASCII text file in a separate paragraph identifying the name of the ASCII text file, the date of creation, and the size of the ASCII text file in bytes similar to the requirements of 37 CFR 1.52(e)(5) and 1.77(b)(5) for compact discs. See MPEP 608.05.

Under PCT Rule 5.2(a), the sequence listing must always be presented as a separate part of the description. When filing an international application (PCT) using EFS-Web, the sequence listing part of the description may be submitted either as a single ASCII text file with a ".txt" extension (e.g., "seqlist.txt") or as a PDF file. Note that 100 megabytes is the size limit for submitting a sequence listing text file via EFS-Web. If the sequence listing is submitted as an ASCII text file, applicant need not and should not submit any additional copies. The single ASCII text file is preferred because the ASCII text file will serve both as the sequence listing part of the description under PCT Rule 5.2 and the electronic form under PCT Rule 13ter.1(a) in the absence of a PDF sequence listing file. The check list of the PCT Request provided via EFS-Web together with the international application (PCT) must indicate that the sequence listing forms part of the international application. Furthermore, the statement as set forth in paragraph 4(v) of Annex C (Administrative Instructions under the PCT, AI Annex C), that "the information recorded in electronic form furnished under Rule 13ter is identical to the sequence listing as contained in the international application," is not required. Also the sequence listing in an ASCII text file will not be taken into account when calculating the application sheet count, i.e., no excess sheet fee will be required for the sequence listing text file. 041b061a72


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