Global Dossier Initiative

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Globe image - What is Global Dossier?


Global Dossier is a proposed set of business services aimed at modernizing the global patent system and delivering benefits to all stakeholders.


Globe Image - Who makes up Global Dossier?


The first phase is being delivered by the IP5 Offices: IP5 is made up of: USPTO, The European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, Korean Intellectual Property Office and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China. USPTO is in discussions with other offices to expand its scope.


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Global Dossier will provide all stakeholders with secure, one-stop access to related applications across the five largest patent offices in the world.


  • One point of access for stakeholders to manage related applications
  • Improved information and tools for work sharing among participating offices
  • Time and cost savings


Globe image - When does Global Dossier launch?


The first service, access to the IP5 dossier information, will be delivered in phases. The first phase will be delivered to USPTO examiners in the spring of 2015. Access to external stakeholders will follow in the summer of 2015. Stay tuned for updates.


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