7.005. What special requirements apply during the international search to a nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listing? Where the International Searching Authority finds that an international application contains disclosure of one or more nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences and that the listing of such sequences complying with the standard provided for in Annex C of the Administrative Instructions (see paragraph 5.099) has not already been furnished (either as part of the international application or separately for the purposes of international search – see paragraphs 5.100 and 5.102), that Authority may invite the applicant to furnish a listing complying with this standard. The listing required by the International Searching Authority is for the purpose of carrying out the international search; the application of the requirements of national law in relation to disclosure of inventions involving a sequence listing is a matter for the national phase of processing.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017