707.05(f) Non-Patent Documents Having a Lengthy Citation [R-07.2022]
In some instances, a citation may be too lengthy to fit within the box provided on the PTO-892, “NON-PATENT DOCUMENTS” section. This scenario occurs commonly with URLs. When entering lengthy citations, the examiner should confirm that the entire citation appears on the PTO-892 form after completing the OC reference entry. When the citation does not fit within the box provided, the examiner should continue the citation into the next box and should clearly indicate that the citation is being continued into the next box. Such citation will be captured as one citation, and any explanatory wording (such as “[item U continued]” in the mockup below) will not be captured.