Patent Rules

Version of section 126 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-06-01:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the enumeration of amino acids in an amino acid sequence shall start at the first amino acid at the amino terminal as number 1 and shall be marked under the sequence every 5 amino acids.

  • (2) Where a mature protein has been identified

    • (a) the amino acids shall be enumerated starting at the first amino acid of the mature protein, with number 1; and

    • (b) the amino acids preceding the mature protein, when present, shall have negative numbers, counting backwards starting with the amino acid next to number 1.

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