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PPH program between Israel and Denmark extended indefinitely

The ILPO and the DKPTO agreed to extend the pilot program indefinitely under the same terms and conditions starting on 5 January 2014.

The Offices may terminate the PPH agreement if the volume of participation exceeds a manageable level, or for any other reason.Notice of any such changes to the program will be published.

Under the Patent Prosecution Highway program, an applicant receiving an Office Action from the DKPTO or ILPO stating that at least one claim in a patent application has novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability may request that the other patent office fast track the examination of corresponding claims in the corresponding applications.

Similarly, under the PCT Patent Prosecution Highway program, an applicant receiving an Office Action from the ILPO acting as an international searching authority stating that at least one claim in a PCT patent application has novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability may request that the DKPTO fast track the examination of corresponding claims in the corresponding applications entering national phase in Denmark.

These Patent Prosecution Highway programs will leverage fast-track patent examination procedures at the DKPTO and ILPO to allow applicants in Denmark and Israel to obtain corresponding patents in faster and more efficiently.

The guidelines for using the PPH and PCT-PPH program can be found here.