Systems updates

We update our IT systems and applications regularly to serve customers better. Here are the recent improvements and new features of the USPTO online systems.

For the latest information on operating status and availability of online systems, please visit the systems status page.

Wednesday Apr 12, 2017

Global Patent Search Network (GPSN) Decommissioned

In view of readily available alternate sources to access Chinese patent documents, the USPTO has decommissioned the Global Patent Search Network (GPSN) and users will no longer have access.

Instead, users may use public websites that are available to access Chinese patent documentation from the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People's Republic of China, such as: