Prior Art Access Regional Office Focus Sessions and Global Dossier Information Sessions

USPTO Texas Regional Office to hold Focus Sessions on Prior Art Access and Global Dossier on June 8

Global Dossier makes it easier for patent applicants to quickly and easily view, monitor, and manage intellectual property (IP) protection around the world by providing access to the dossiers of related applications filed at the IP5 offices. Please read more about Global Dossier and the Office of International Patent Cooperation by visiting The session will provide an overview of Global Dossier, a demo of the tool, and discussion on upcoming features and enhancements.  The session will additionally seek user input on how the USPTO can better leverage information from applicant’s other applications, through systems such as the Global Dossier, to provide examiners with access to relevant prior art and information at the earliest point in examination.

Prior to Global Dossier focus session, attendees will have an opportunity to meet officials from USPTO’s Office of International Patent Cooperation and learn about the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and how to accelerate the prosecution of their patent applications through programs such as the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) and Collaborative Search Pilots (CSP).


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

11:30 am – 4:00 pm (CST)


Texas Regional Office-USPTO

207 South Houston St., Suite 159 Dallas, TX 75202


11:30 am – 1:30 pm CST:  A Lunch (Bring your Own Lunch) and Learn Session on PCT, PPH and CSP

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm CST: Break

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST: Global Dossier and Access to Relevant Prior Art and Information

Focus session participation is limited and requires advance registration. To register, please visit You will receive a registration acknowledgment and additional information.

USPTO OIPC Contact: Ms. Jessica Patterson