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.
For more information about Global Dossier, please visit www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/international-protection/global-dossier-initiative.