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Extension of our PPH with KIPO

On 1 March 2009 we commenced a one-year Patent Prosecution Highway pilot project (PPH) with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) which enabled applicants whose claims have been determined allowable in a patent application filed at one of the two offices to have the corresponding application filed at the other office advanced out of turn for examination.

Following the initial trial period, the DKPTO and the KIPO have agreed to extend the PPH pilot program in its current state in order to collect more information before any formal decision on the program is made.

Please refer to the joint announcement of the extension of the PPH pilot program.

More information and guidelines to the use of our various PPH programs