HIPO and USPTO Make Patent Prosecution Highway Permanent

Apr 26 2012 - 12:35

On April 5, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) agreed to make permanent the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program, which was launched as a pilot program between the two offices in 2010.

The PPH enables each participating office to use the work already done by the other office, which avoids duplication of work and accelerates the patent granting procedure.

Author: Masa Lopicic

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Source: HIPO; USPTO

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