Patent Prosecution Highway

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The PCT Process - flexible, cost-effective and efficient

Initiated in 1970, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has become a popular tool for patent applicants interested in obtaining patents in multiple countries. In 2014, 61,492 PCT applications were filed by U.S. applicants. As...more

Primer on Global and IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programs

Following the implementation of its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) in 2006, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceeded to establish PPH programs with nearly thirty other...more

Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the...more

CIPO - EPO PPH

Who can resist an announcement laced with nerdy acronyms? Last week, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced the launch of a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement with the European Patent Office...more

New PPH Pilot Agreement between CIPO and EPO

A new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the European Patent Office (the EPO) came into effect on January 6, 2015. The pilot will last for a period of...more

Track One and the Patent Prosecution Highway [Video]

Michael V. Messinger, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., discusses new patent acceleration tools available to create patent portfolios quickly. He provides an overview...more

Global PHP And IP5 – Latest Iteration In The Patent Prosecution Highway

The Patent Prosecution Highway (also referred to as the “PPH”)embodies numerous bilateral agreements between dozens of countries providing that an indication of allowable subject matter in one country may trigger accelerated...more

The Global Patent Prosecution Highway – Global Protection on a Budget

Patent prosecution can be a slow and expensive process. A business or an applicant may wish to accelerate the process of procuring a patent for a number of reasons including, engaging in enforcement activity and reducing...more

Shortcuts on the Patent Prosecution Highway

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a program that allows applicants to leverage allowable claims in one participating office to obtain a patent faster and more efficiently for corresponding claims in another...more

New Global Patent Prosecution Highways to Accelerate Examination of Patents

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) gives applicants the opportunity to accelerate the examination of their patent applications in multiple countries once they have received a favourable report in one country. This is...more

USPTO Expands and Extends Patent Prosecution Highway Programs - September 17, 2013

USPTO Implements PPH 2.0 Programs with NRIP and DKPTO - On September 12, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced the implementation of a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) 2.0 program with the Nicaraguan Registry...more

USPTO News Briefs - March 18, 2013

USPTO Extends Comment Period on Notice Regarding Preparation of Patent Applications - In January, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 2960) requesting public...more

USPTO News Briefs - February 26, 2013

In This Issue: - USPTO Modifies PKI Subscriber Agreement - USPTO Upgrades to PPH 2.0 with KIPO and INPI-PT - USPTO Implements PCT-PPH with INPI-PT ...more

5 things ... US attorneys Should Know About The Australian Patent System

Good US practice will put your clients’ Australian applications on a strong footing, but this article highlights five points of Australian patent practice that will help you sound like an Aussie....more

USPTO News Briefs - February 06, 2013

USPTO Seeks Comments on Patent Law Harmonization - USPTO SealLast week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a notice in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 7411) seeking comments on matters related to the...more

The Patent Prosecution Highway Pothole for Pharmaceutical Patents

The USPTO promotes the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) as a way to “fast-track” a U.S. patent application when a corresponding foreign application has been allowed, or when a corresponding PCT application has received a...more

Use The Patent Prosecution Highway To Save Time And Money

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a successful work sharing initiative between the USPTO and partner foreign patent offices (currently 21 partner offices). ...more

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