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5.2 Waiver of right to be mentioned as inventor

The inventor designated by the applicant may address to the EPO a written waiver of his right to be mentioned as inventor in the published European patent application and the European patent specification, in which case his name is not mentioned in the published European patent application, the European patent specification, the Register of European Patents (Rule 143(1)(g)) and, consequently, the European Patent Bulletin, always provided that the waiver is received in time. Moreover, in accordance with Rule 144(c), the designation of the inventor as well as the waiver is then excluded from file inspection pursuant to Art. 128(4).