WIPO ANNOUNCES NEW WEB PORTAL FOR PATENTS: WIPO launched a new portal on its website in mid-July for patent-related information and services concerning the international patent filing system (Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System) at www.wipo.int/patentscope/.
The new portal centralizes all WIPO’s patent and PCT-related activities to provide users with better services. Existing information on PCT filing, electronic filing and other patent-related
resources is available through this new portal as well as new sections on patent data and statistics. The patent data section provides access, through an enhanced PCT Electronic Gazette, to the complete collection of published PCT International Applications – now more than a million – from 1978 to the present day in image format and with fully searchable description and claim texts for applications filed as from July 1998.
According to WIPO, the portal will form the basis for new services that will be made available in the coming months, such as an online file inspection system for applicants and the general public, tutorials and other resources for patent information retrieval.