On November, 20, 2015, the 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 around the world by providing access to the dossiers of related applications filed at participating offices.

Global Dossier is an IP5 project being developed to provide services for monitoring and managing related cases filed in multiple international offices. Please click here to read more about Global Dossier.

The USPTO is looking to our external stakeholders to provide comments, and suggestions as we continue to develop Global Dossier.

The IP5 Offices are currently evaluating five services to determine the next service to deliver. Please provide any comments or ideas you may have on these services. If you have additional ideas that you believe the USPTO and the IP5 should consider, we want to hear those as well. Also, don't forget to vote on ideas and comments submitted by other users. The USPTO values your participation as we continue to develop Global Dossier.

Alert Notification Function

Prior art sharing

Automatically supply examiners with all are in foreign cases and eliminate requirement for applicants to provide. This will get the art to the examiners more quickly and avoid excess filings and RCEs.

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Applicant Initiated Inter-Office Document Exchange

Transmitting Documents Using Global Dossier

The USPTO is evaluating transmitting documents between offices using Global Dossier.


We would like feedback and input on what types of users would use Global Dossier to transmit documents among offices. We would also like feedback and input on the types of documents that users would like to transmit among offices.

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