In November 2015 the USPTO and its counterparts in Europe, China, Korea and Japan launched Global Dossier. Global Dossier is an online service providing users with a single, secure point of access to view and manage patent application documents and information. This initiative will streamline and harmonize the patent application procedures of the participating countries. Source: USPTO If you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: firstname.lastname@example.org | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.