707.05(c) Order of Listing [R-08.2012]

In citing references for the first time, the identifying data of the citation should be placed on form PTO-892 “Notice of References Cited,” a copy of which will be attached to the Office action. No distinction is to be made between references on which a claim is rejected and those formerly referred to as “pertinent.” With the exception of applicant submitted citations, MPEP § 609 and § 708.02, it is recommended that the pertinent features of references which are not used as a basis for rejection be pointed out briefly.

See MPEP § 1302.12.