The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (the "CIPO") and the European Patent Office (the "EPO") have announced that their pilot Patent Prosecution Highway (the "PPH") program has become permanent effective 6 January 2021. The PPH program allows applicants prosecuting a patent application at the EPO or the CIPO to have their application processed faster at the other office if certain requirements are met.
Originally Published by Oyen Wiggs, February 2021
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