PatentScope Portal Launched by WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently launched PatentScope, a new web portal for all patent-related information and services concerning the international patent filing system (Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System).

Existing information on PCT filing, electronic filing and other patent-related resources is available through this new portal. In addition, new sections have been introduced on patent data, statistics and current issues. The patent data section provides access, through a PCT Online File Inspection System, to the complete collection of published international patent applications filed under the PCT system (now more than a million) from 1978 to the present day.