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International Cooperation

Providing information on patent programs and agreements dedicated to improving work-sharing and international cooperation among various worldwide Intellectual Property Offices.



  • Patent Prosecution Highway - Fast track examination of corresponding applications filed in USPTO and various Intellectual Property Offices around the world



  • Common Citation Document  - A patent information product to provide single point access to up-to-date citation data relating to the patent applications of the IP5 Offices.  It consolidates the prior art cited by all participating offices for the family members of a patent application, thus enabling the search results for the same invention produced by several offices to be visualized on a single page.


  • New Route - Work-sharing pilot between the USPTO and JPO


  • Triway - Search sharing pilot between EPO, JPO, and USPTO


  • SHARE - Work-sharing pilot between the USPTO and KIPO


Other Intellectual Property Offices

United States Patent and Trademark Office
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