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October 2014 | No. 10/2014

 

PCT Patent Prosecution Highway (PCT-PPH) Pilots

New pilots start between the Japan Patent Office and the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia) and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia

New one way PCT-PPH pilot programs between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the following Offices started on the dates indicated:

– the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia) (1 September 2014)

– the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (1 October 2014)

Under these pilots, faster examination in the national phase in Colombia or Malaysia is available on the basis of a PCT application with a positive written opinion from either the International Searching Authority (ISA) or the International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA), or a positive international preliminary report on patentability (IPRP) (Chapter II) (that is, where at least one of the claims has been determined as patentable) issued by the JPO in its capacity as ISA/IPEA.

Further information on the PCT-PPH agreements is available as follows:

Japan and Colombia:

http://www.sic.gov.co/drupal/news/en/patent-prosecution-highway-between-the-sic-and-the-jpo

http://www.jpo.go.jp/torikumi/t_torikumi/pdf/japan_colombia_highway/sic_e.pdf

Japan and Malaysia:

http://www.jpo.go.jp/torikumi/t_torikumi/pdf/japan_malaysia_highway/myipo_e.pdf

http://www.myipo.gov.my/home/-/asset_publisher/h88DQBcJyujH/content/patent-prosecution-highway-pp-1

The PCT-PPH page of the PCT website has been updated to include information on these new pilots at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/filing/pct_pph.html

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