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A high quality search report by the EPO, the world's most popular searching authority, is open to applicants from the Europe, Japan, the US and many other countries through the PCT procedure. This key step in early identification of relevant prior art, enables patentees to predict outcomes before incurring excessive costs.
Recent developments to further improve the service to applicants include:
As the launch-date approaches, the EPO is getting ready for its role as the administrative authority for the unitary patent. It will administer patentees' requests for unitary effect. It will also be responsible for collecting, administering and remitting renewal fees for unitary patents and for keeping a register of unitary patents which will include legal-status information such as licences, transfers, limitation, revocation or lapse.
"Global Dossier", launched in June 2014, provides a full file inspection (also known as "file wrapper") service for patent applications from the EPO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the Japan Patent Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office, allowing users a single entry to view work done on a family of patent applications in the IP5 offices.
Meanwhile, the new federated European Patent register is bringing together data from the patent registers of Europe's patent offices into a single resource.