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January 20, 2017

Dossier content from participating intellectual property (IP) offices can now be
accessed via
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
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:

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)].