A Snapshot and Strategic Use of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program accelerates examination among participating patent offices. As a no fee alternative for accelerated prosecution, the program is an attractive option to avoid duplicative efforts of the patent office of various jurisdictions. While typically a speedy process, the PPH is not without its potential pitfalls. The May issue of the Global Patent Prosecution Newsletter provides background on the PPH program and focuses on strategic use.
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