MPEP Q & A 88: What the Patent Prosecution Highway Attempts to Accomplish

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Question:

What does the Patent Prosecution Highway or PPH attempt to accomplish?

Answer:

The Patent Prosecution Highway, or PPH enables an applicant who receives a positive ruling on patent claims from one participating office to request accelerated prosecution of corresponding claims in another participating office, which allows the applicant to obtain a patentability decision in the second office more quickly.

Chapter Details:

The answer to this question can be found in the PTO supplement known as, Implementation of the Global and IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Programs with Participating Offices. This supplement covers the patent prosecution highway or PPH. This is a special supplement that at the time of this recording is currently being tested on the Patent Bar exam.

Section Summary:

This question and answer comes from the PTO supplement known as, Implementation of the Global and IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Programs with Participating Offices.

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