Second Global Dossier Task Force (GDTF) meeting, January 2015, SIPO, Suzhou

In January 2015, the second meeting of the IP5 Global Dossier Task Force (GDTF) was held at SIPO's Examination Cooperation Centre in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. The IP5 Offices reported to industry on progress in the Global Dossier (GD) initiative, namely, the on-the-fly retrieval of each office's file wrapper data and its presentation in a collated manner to the public. Significantly, industry (AIPLA, BE, IPO, JIPA, KINPA, PPAC) was able to agree on a number of near-term priorities leading towards the ultimate Global Dossier goal of cross-filing in multiple offices. The five agreed short-term priorities, each to be coordinated by an IP5 Office, are:

  • legal status;
  • alerting (of changes to an application status);
  • XML-based provision of all patent application documents;
  • proof of concept for inter office data exchange;
  • standardisation of applicant names.

IP5 Industry expressed their hope to be continually involved in the process of developing the Global Dossier initiative further.

The topics and presentations at the second meeting of the Global Dossier Task Force in Suzhou included:

Proposals and requests from IP5 Industry

Progress reports by IP5 Offices

Global Dossier next steps