5.102. How should the applicant proceed where the international application is filed on paper and a sequence listing, not forming part of the international application, is to be furnished in electronic form for the purposes of international search only? If the applicant is aware that the International Searching Authority requires a listing of the sequence in electronic form (see Annex D), it is advisable to submit such a listing in the prescribed format (see Annex C of the Administrative Instructions) on an electronic carrier, accompanied by a statement confirming that “the information recorded in electronic form submitted under Rule 13ter is identical to the sequence listing as contained in the international application as filed on paper,” to the receiving Office, together with the international application, rather than to wait for an invitation from the Authority. The receiving Office will then include the electronic carrier, which does not form part of the international application, with the copy of the international application transmitted by the receiving Office to the Authority.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017