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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Alert Notification Function

Status Change Alerts

Sends the user an alert when the status of an application changes

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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Applicant Initiated Inter-Office Document Exchange

Exchanging priority documents

The ability for applicants to transmit priority documents through Global Dossier.

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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Patent Legal Status

Pending Status

Information about the pending status of an application can be viewed through Global Dossier.

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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Provision of XML Documents

XML Data Retrieval

The ability to retrieve XML data of patent applications through Global Dossier

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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Applicant Initiated Inter-Office Document Exchange

Bib Data Changes

Would include changes to applicant name, change of address, etc., that could be initiated by applicant through Global Dossier

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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Provision of XML Documents

Incentives for Submitting Applications in XML Format

We would like to gather some feedback on what would encourage applicants to submit their application in XML compatible format, e.g. .docx

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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Applicant Initiated Inter-Office Document Exchange

Importing of OA (and similar documents) into Docketing Systems

In this electronic era that we are now operating in, is the task force investigating the ability for applicants to import office actions and similar documents directly into in-house docketing systems?

Submitted by (@kimberly.sauterbray)
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Patent Legal Status

Renewals

Would be nice to see if / when renewals are due and when the last ones were paid

Submitted by (@scharle1)
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Applicant Name Standardization

Name Standardization Among the IP5 Offices

User Community - How important is name standardization to you? Do you have any preferences or suggestions on how you would like to see this implemented?

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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Alert Notification Function

Tracking Fees Across Countries

I would like to view the total government fees with a breakout per country.

Submitted by (@mhamilton)
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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.

Submitted by (@jessica.patterson)
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