PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter IX: Nucleotide and/or Amino Acid Sequence Listing

Subsequently Furnished Sequence Listing

227. Any sequence listing furnished after the filing of the international application would not normally be intended to form part of the international application. However, where the applicant indicates to the receiving Office that the subsequently furnished sequence listing is intended to form part of the international application, for example, in response to an invitation for clarification whether the sequence listing was erroneously omitted from the international application, the procedure under Rule 20.5 applies (paragraphs 200 to 206).In other cases, the applicant may have erroneously submitted to the receiving Office corrections to the sequence listing intended for the International Searching Authority (Rule 13ter.1).  In such case, the receiving Office transmits those corrections promptly to that Authority and informs the applicant accordingly (see Section 313(c) and paragraph 290