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Guide for applicants, Part 1: How to get a European patent

File inspection and communication of information from files
The files relating to published European patent applications and patents are available for online inspection. Access to online file inspection is provided via the EPO website (www.epo.org) under "European Patent Register".
Guid. A-XI
OJ 2009, 598
On request, copies of the files can be made available for inspection. This is subject to payment of a fee.