The documents available for online inspection comprise the parts of files of:
- all patent and utility model applications for which a request for file inspection was submitted on or after 21 January 2013,
- all granted patents and registered utility models published since 21 January 2013 and
- all patent applications filed at the DPMA on or after 21 January 2013 that have already been published.
Further details are available in Notice No. 12/13 of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 28 November 2013 and in the Help pages provided by the DPMA.