My Files is an online service providing users with secure access to the files they are representing. Specifically, it provides:
Professional representatives with a smart card who receive their communications via the Mailbox can access an automatically loaded list of their own published and unpublished files.
My Files is only available for professional representatives and for associations of representatives. Others can use Online File Inspection to access published files.
The first filter displays the list of files for which you are the professional representative. Its label is your name.
The other filter(s) (if appropriate) display(s) the files for which the professional representative is the association(s) of representatives of which you are a member. Its/their label is the (respective) association's name.
Clicking any of the file details displayed in the filter overview will take you to the secure file inspection. This provides you with an overview of the file contents. Clicking any document in the file will open the corresponding PDF file in a separate browser window.
Applications submitted using Online filing are immediately stored in the EPO's systems. However, the data relating to these applications are not uploaded until night-time (a batch process). These applications will therefore only show up in your list of files the next day, or in exceptional cases, the day after.
Submitted documents are only displayed after verification and validation by the EPO. This is to avoid making documents available that have been inadvertently submitted under an incorrect application number.
Medical certificates, together with Requests for certified copies, Requests for file inspection, Payment sheets and Communications to search division regarding acceleration/completion of search are never made available, even for applications for which you are responsible.
You can customise the view in My Files by clicking the Preferences button in the top right-hand corner of the file screen. This will allow you to sort your files by specific, pre-defined definitions and headings.
No, you cannot remove files from your filters. The list of files displayed in these filters is generated by the EPO systems and represents an overview of all files you (or the association of representatives of which you are a member) are currently representing.
There are several possible reasons for this: