The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launches a joint pilot project with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) which will classify some of its patent documents using the Cooperative Patent Classification system. The offices will work together to identify the particular technologies for which filings have been active at KIPO, and the classification project will apply to the technologies identified. USPTO and the European Patent Office jointly manage the system.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the heads of the world’s largest intellectual property offices renew “their commitment to develop the ‘Global Dossier,’ a system to simplify the viewing and management of applications filed in the IP5 [five largest intellectual property offices] Offices.” The agreement came during a recent meeting in Silicon Valley. IP5 members are the USPTO, European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, Korean Intellectual Property Office, and State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China.