Dossier Content Now Available in PATENTSCOPE
January 20, 2017
Dossier content from participating intellectual property (IP) offices can now be accessed via PATENTSCOPE in the Documents tab. This content is available for patent applications from the European, Japanese and Canadian national/regional collections. The service will also be extended to more national collections – including US, Korean, Chinese and Australian – in the near future.
The dossier content made available via PATENTSCOPE will contain non-confidential public documents related to the search and examination of patent applications during the patenting process in each office. The dossier content, or file wrappers, provides the most up-to-date information about a patent application's progress through the examination process, including:
- search reports;
- office actions; and
- correspondence between the applicant and the patent office, relating to a particular patent application.
The IP offices of China, Japan and Korea also provide English versions of the documents through automated machine translation.
WIPO CASE support
The dossier content has been made available via the WIPO CASE service, which enables participating offices to share patent search and examination documentation to facilitate work sharing. More than 20 IP offices participate in WIPO CASE and the service has been linked to the Global Dossier (jointly provided by IP5 Offices [the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)].