Posts Tagged: patent prosecution highway


USPTO and Hungarian IP Office Announce New PPH

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding making permanent the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 1

AUTM Meeting: Cost-Effective International Patenting Strategies

The university panelists then discussed IP portfolio strategy and their recommendations for evaluating international patenting, as well as their tips for keeping costs down. Susanne Hollinger advised …
By Cara DiSisto
8 years ago 0

USPTO Announces More PPH Agreements, China and Iceland

The USPTO always also points out that PPH agreements increase patent quality. That is likely true, but probably not as directly as you might expect. As far …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

USPTO and SIPO Launch Two New PPH Pilot Programs

Under the Paris Route PPH pilot program, an Office of Second Filing (OSF) may utilize the search and examination results of a national application filed in the …
By U.S.P.T.O.
9 years ago 0

Using the Patent Prosecution Highway for Faster Patents

Hardly a month passes without there being yet another Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) announcement from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The PPH is lauded by …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

USPTO Announces Three Patent Prosecution Highway Pilots

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has just announced the expansion of the PCT-PPH pilot program with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), as well as …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

USPTO and Sweden Partner on Patent Prosecution Highway

PPH will permit each office to benefit from the PCT work previously done by the other office, which reduces the examination workload and improves patent quality. The …
By U.S.P.T.O.
9 years ago 0

Kappos Sets Goal of 650,000 Backlog by End of FY 2011

Yesterday Director Kappos deviated a bit from his routine and utilized a powerpoint presentation, which was titled: "The USPTO by the Numbers: Progress and Reform at Our …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 10

PTO Lays Out Ambitions 2011 Agenda at IPO Conference

At lunch Director Kappos explained that the goal for fiscal year 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, was to get the backlog down to 699,000 --- dubbed "project 699." The Office …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

News, Notes and Announcements

In this edition of News, Notes & Announcements, the USPTO announces it has signed an agreement with the Russian Patent Office to act as an International Searching Authority; …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

USPTO and Russia Begin Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot

The Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of the Russian Federation (ROSPATENT) have …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

USPTO Signs PPH Deal With China; USPTO Eliminates PPH Fee

On May 19, 2010, USPTO Director David Kappos and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Commissioner Tian Lipu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on comprehensive bilateral cooperation …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

An Exclusive Interview with Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General

Yesterday I had the honor of spending 30 minutes interviewing Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Director General spoke substantively about …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 17

PPH Agreements to Leverage PCT Reports on Patentability

Last month a two-day international symposium sponsored by WIPO concluded with broad agreement on the need to pool efforts at the international level to address the problem …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1