PPH pilot project with USPTO to continue

The United States Patent and Trademark Offices (USPTO) and Nordic Patent Institute have agreed to continue the PCT Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project which started on 1 July 2011.

PPH is a set of initiatives which allows one 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. Applicants who use Nordic Patent Institute as ISA or IPEA can use a positive ISR/WO or IPRP to request a fast track examination of their corresponding application at the USPTO.

More information on the PPH and the pilot project with USPTO.