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Release notes May 2017

Global Dossier - individual and patent family member RSS feeds now available for patent monitoring

For some years now RSS feeds have been available for monitoring changes in EP dossiers, in the "All documents" section of the European Patent Register. Hovering over the RSS icon turns it red and clicking on it subscribes to the RSS feeds, allowing you to receive alerts on changes to the file (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 RSS feed - EP dossier

Fig. 1 RSS feed - EP dossier 

With the new European Patent Register release, the RSS feeds have been extended to Chinese dossiers of an INPADOC family member of an EP document. The RSS feed icon is located on the Global Dossier page of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) (Fig. 2).

SIPO Global Dossier RSS feed

Fig. 2 SIPO Global Dossier RSS feed

For a given European patent application you can access, within the Patent family section of the European Patent Register, its INPADOC patent family members and, for the participating countries, their dossiers via the Global Dossier link (see the help files for Global Dossier coverage).

RSS feeds are now available for patent family dossiers of an EP document, allowing you to receive alerts on dossier changes for EP and CN family members. Clicking on the RSS family dossiers icon turns it red and subscribes you in one move to changes in EP and CN dossiers, e.g. when new dossiers are added to any of the files (Fig. 3).

 RSS feed - family dossiers

Fig. 3 RSS feed - family dossiers

In the future, the individual and family-based RSS alerts will be extended to the rest of the EP INPADOC family members of the patent offices participating in Global Dossier.

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