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New PPH program between the Danish Patent and Trademark Office and the Israeli Patent Office

The Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO) and the Israeli Patent Office (ILPO) are launching a PPH pilot program commencing 5 January 2012.

Under this Patent Prosecution Highway, 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.  This Patent Prosecution Highway 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 including the PPH request form to be by Israeli applicants are available on our website.