Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dossier Access - New USPTO Tool

Announcement from the USPTO:

On November 23, 2015 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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 worldwide by providing access to the dossiers of related applications filed at participating offices.

Searching Dossier Access allow users to see the patent family for an application as well as related applications filed at member offices (the EPO, JPO, KIPO, SIPO, and the USPTO).  Users can also access documents related to the application(s) as well as classification data and citation data.

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. Though Dossier Access, the public will be able to obtain data that is timely, reliable understandable, standardized and of high quality.

The USPTO, in the furtherance of the Global Dossier Initiative, 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.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Regional USPTO Office in Dallas Opened Nov. 9, 2015

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened its fourth regional office on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 in Dallas, Texas serving Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Located in the Terminal Annex Federal Building in Dallas, the building includes a public search facility, a training room and spaces for conferences with patent examiners. See more information in the USPTO's Nov. 13 blog post (https://www.commerce.gov/…/us-patent-and-trademark-office-o…)
and on the webpage of the Dallas office (http://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/dallas-texas).

Friday, November 13, 2015

Patent and Trademark Searching for Business Owners Webinar

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are offering a free three-day webinar series next week to help business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups understand the value of conducting proper prior patent and trademark searches.

What Will Be Covered:
•   What are patents and trademarks?
•   What are the benefits of patent and trademark searching?
•   What are some of the strategies for conducting a search?
•   What are some of the factors to consider when you conduct a search?

Webinar Topics, USPTO Speakers, and Access Information:

Day 1 – November 17, 1 p.m.  ET – Patent Searching – Gwen Blackwell
Event number: 995 336 700 Event password: 12345
Join audio conference only: Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 995 336 700
Day 2 - November 18, 1 p.m. ET – Trademark Searching – Catherine Cain
Event number: 995 724 657 Event password: 12345
Join audio conference only: Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 995 724 657
Day 3 – November 19, 1 p.m. ET – General Town Hall Q&A Session – Anthony Knight and Scott Baldwin
Event number: 991 047 950 Event password: 12345
Join audio conference only: Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 991 047 950