Patent Prosecution Highway: The Expanding Network – Update
As described in our previous articles, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a programme designed to expedite examination of pending applications and reduce work duplication through work sharing, this now encompasses 25 national and regional patent offices.
By making a PPH request, the prosecution of an application may be accelerated on the basis of a co-pending application deemed to be allowable by a co-operating patent office.
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