Subsequent to the publication of the European patent application any person may inspect and obtain information from the files. Inspection of files and communication of information areis subject to the restrictions laid down in Rule 144 (see A‑XI, 2.1). [Art. 128(4); Rule 146; Rule 145; Rule 144; ]
The parts of the file excluded from inspection are:
When a submission is to be excluded from file inspection only partially, only the parts or passages in question are excluded, while the rest of the submission remains public.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017