Patent Prosecution Highway

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The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a set of initiatives for providing accelerated patent prosecution procedures by sharing information between some patent offices. It also permits each participating patent office to benefit from the work previously done by the other patent office, with the goal of reducing examination workload and improving patent quality.[1]

An updated "PPH 2.0" system under the program name "Mottainai" (a Japanese word meaning "a sense of regret concerning waste when the intrinsic value of an object or resource is not properly utilized") began among several national patent offices in mid-2011.[2]

Cooperations[edit]

Trilateral PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway (PCT-PPH)[edit]

A Patent Cooperation Treaty/Patent Prosecution Highway (PCT/PPH) pilot program was also started on 29 January 2010 for a planned period of two years. This pilot program enables to "[fast-track] patent examination procedures for PCT applications that have received a positive written opinion of either the International Searching Authority or the International Preliminary Examining Authority, or an international preliminary examination report from the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO) or the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)."[27][28]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Patent Prosecution Highway at the Trilateral Co-operation
  2. ^ http://www.postgrant.com/2011/07/uspto-begins-mottainai-pilot-for-the-patent-prosecution-highway.html
  3. ^ a b USPTO web site, The Patent Prosecution Highway in Conjunction With the Danish Patent and Trademark Office. Consulted on January 29, 2009.
  4. ^ a b National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland web site, Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme begins between National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland and Japan Patent Office', Current Affairs, Last updated: 2.4.2009, Consulted on April 3, 2009.
  5. ^ Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) website, Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Consulted on January 20, 2008.
  6. ^ Two-Year Extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between CIPO and USPTO, December 22, 2008. Consulted on January 29, 2009.
  7. ^ DKPTO web site, PPH between Denmark and Japan. Consulted on January 29, 2009.
  8. ^ European Patent Office web site, Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme between the European Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Information from the European Patent Office, 26 September 2008. Consulted on September 27, 2008.
  9. ^ European Patent Office web site, EPO and USPTO to Pilot Patent Prosecution Highway, News, 28 April 2008. Consulted on May 2, 2008.
  10. ^ USPTO web site, USPTO and EPO to Pilot Patent Prosecution Highway, Press release, #08-18, April 28, 2008. Consulted on May 2, 2008.
  11. ^ EPO web site, EPO and USPTO to extend their PPH pilot, News, 22 September 2009. Consulted on October 10, 2009.
  12. ^ EPO web site, EPO and JPO to pilot Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), News, 13 November 2009. Consulted on December 4, 2009.
  13. ^ US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website, Patent Prosecution Highway Between USPTO and IPAU (Pilot), consulted January 29, 2013.
  14. ^ US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website, Patent Prosecution Highway Between USPTO and JPO (Permanent), consulted March 5, 2008.
  15. ^ Japan Patent Office (JPO) website, Patent Prosecution Highway between the JPO and the KIPO, Examination Activities and Appeal Examination Activities, consulted January 20, 2008.
  16. ^ JPO web site, PPH pilot program between the JPO and the UK-IPO, Examination Activities and Appeal Examination Activities, consulted January 20, 2008.
  17. ^ Managing Intellectual Property, UK and Japan sign patent pledge, April 3, 2007.
  18. ^ UK-IPO website, UK and Japan pave the way for a permanent Patent Prosecution Highway, March 10, 2010.
  19. ^ JPO web site, PPH pilot program between the JPO and the GPTO, Examination Activities and Appeal Examination Activities, consulted January 20, 2008.
  20. ^ MyIPO web site,[1], PPH & PCT-PPH: MyIPO-JPO
  21. ^ USPTO website, The Patent Prosecution Highway in Conjunction With the Korean Intellectual Property Office, consulted March 5, 2008.
  22. ^ USPTO website, USPTO and KIPO to Implement Patent Prosecution Highway on Full-Time Basis, Press release #09-01, January 28, 2009. Consulted January 29, 2009.
  23. ^ USPTO-TIPO PPH press release
  24. ^ UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) website, Patent Prosecution Highway between the UK and United States, consulted January 20, 2008.
  25. ^ USPTO web site, The Patent Prosecution Highway in Conjunction With the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office. Consulted on January 29, 2009.
  26. ^ Israel Patent Office (ILPO) website, PPH between the ILPO and USPTO
  27. ^ "Pilot of Patent Prosecution Highway Program to use PCT Work Products", PCT Newsletter No. 12/2009, page 1, and "The Trilateral Offices commence PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot", PCT Newsletter 02/2010, page 2.
  28. ^ "Factors to be considered when deciding whether or not to file a demand for international preliminary examination" (Views of David Reed), Practical Advice, PCT Newsletter No. 04/2010, page 8ff: "[In] the case of PCT applications that have received a positive written opinion of either the ISA or the IPEA, or an IPER from the European Patent Office, the Japan Patent Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office, patent examination procedures in the national phase before those Offices can be fast-tracked under the Trilateral PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway (PCT-PPH)."

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