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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rule 145[ 126 ]
Procedures for the inspection of files

(1)
Inspection of the files of European patent applications and patents shall either be of the original document, or of copies thereof, or of technical means of storage if the files are stored in this way. 
(2)
The President of the European Patent Office shall determine all file-inspection arrangements, including the circumstances in which an administrative fee is payable. 
 
See decision of the President of the EPO, Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, J.2.
References

Art. 128
R. 149

 
Cross-reference list
EPC EPC 1973
R. 145R. 94