USPTO Releases Global Dossier
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Posted by: Kate Oesterle
The USPTO, in furtherance of the Global Dossier Initiative, launched the first service for Global Dossier - Dossier Access, a user-friendly online interface, which will make it easier for patent applicants to quickly and easily view, monitor, and manage intellectual property (IP) protection around the world by providing access to the dossiers of related applications filed at participating offices.
Initially proposed by the USPTO to the five largest International Property Offices (IP5) in November 2011, Global Dossier is a set of business services aimed at modernizing the global patent system and delivering benefits to all stakeholders through a single portal/user interface. Through Dossier Access the public will be able to obtain data that is timely, reliable, understandable, standardized, and of high quality.
The USPTO will be continuing to enhance the services of Global Dossier. We have several high priority services that we are currently evaluating, including a mechanism for sharing documents between offices. The business services of Global Dossier are being designed with users in mind and the USPTO will be seeking public input throughout the entire development process. IdeaScale is one of the ways that the USTPO’s Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC) will be gathering stakeholder input, feedback, and suggestions on Global Dossier. You can access the IdeaScale website HERE.