Posts Tagged: pph


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
9 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
9 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
9 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

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
10 years ago 1