Patent Rules

Version of section 131 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-06-01:

  •  (1) The copy of the sequence listing in computer-readable form shall comprise a printable copy of the sequence listing recorded on diskette and shall be encoded and formatted so that a printed copy of the sequence listing may be recreated using the print commands of the computer operating system configuration specified by the Commissioner in the Canadian Patent Office Record.

  • (2) The submitted diskette shall be write-protected.

  • (3) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), the diskette shall have a label permanently fixed to it that includes a description of the format of the diskette as well as the name of the applicant, the title of the invention, a reference number, the date on which the data were recorded on the diskette and the name and type of computer and operating-system that generated the file on the diskette.

  • (4) If all of the information referred to in subsection (3) cannot be included on a label affixed to the diskette, the label shall include the name of the applicant, the title of the invention and a reference number, and the additional information shall be provided on a container for the diskette together with the name of the applicant, the title of the invention and the reference number.

  • (5) If the diskette is submitted after the filing date of an application, the label shall also include the filing date of the application and information, such as the application number, sufficient to identify the application.

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