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New PCT-PPH program between USPTO and DKPTO

The Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are launching a one-way PCT-PPH pilot program commencing 1 November 2011.

Under this PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway, an applicant receiving a written opinion or an international preliminary examination report from the USPTO stating that at least one claim in a PCT application has novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability may request that the DKPTO fast track the examination of corresponding claims in corresponding applications.  The PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway will leverage fast-track patent examination procedures at the DKPTO to allow applicants in the US to obtain corresponding patents in Denmark faster and more efficiently.

The Guidelines including the PCT-PPH request form to be used is available on our website.