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Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 207
Arrangement of Elements and Numbering of Sheets of the International Application

(a)  In effecting the sequential numbering of the sheets of the international application in accordance with Rule 11.7, the elements of the international application shall be placed in the following order:

(i) the request;

(ii) the description excluding the sequence listing part of the description referred to in Rule 5.2(a));

(iii) the claims;

(iv) the abstract;

(v) if applicable, the drawings.

(vi) [Deleted]

Any sequence listing part of the description shall be presented in a separate electronic file in accordance with Annex C.

(b)  The sequential numbering of the sheets shall be effected by using the following separate series of numbering:

(i) the first series applying to the request only and commencing with the first sheet of the request;

(ii) the second series commencing with the first sheet of the description (as referred to in paragraph (a)(ii)) and continuing through the claims until the last sheet of the abstract;

(iii) if applicable, a further series applying to the sheets of the drawings only and commencing with the first sheet of the drawings; the number of each sheet of the drawings shall consist of two Arabic numerals separated by a slant, the first being the sheet number and the second being the total number of sheets of drawings (for example, 1/3, 2/3, 3/3).

(iv) [Deleted]