Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Brand New Patent Prosecution Highway pilot between the Canadian Patent Office (CIPO) and the Israel Patent Office (ILPO)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Canadian Patent Office has announced a new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Israel Patent Office (ILPO) which will commence on November 1, 2012, for a period of two years ending on October 31, 2014. This agreement is similar CIPO's other PPH agreements. The PPH allows a patent applicant to request the CIPO for accelerated examination of a patent application that meets certain criteria to be advanced out of turn for examination if there is at least one corresponding application in a foreign patent office that Canada has a PPH program with that has one or more claims that were found to be allowable.

See the link below for further information:

In addition, see our blog dated October 5, 2012 regarding other PPH agreements:

By Kay Palmer