CIPO’s Patent Prosecution Highway

This week, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) commenced a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project based on PCT work products established by CIPO as the International Searching Authority (ISA) and/or the International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA). The project formally began on January 31, 2011, and will run for a period of two years, ending on January 31, 2013.  The corresponding CIPO application must have entered national phase on or after January 31, 2011. During the pilot, CIPO will process PCT-PPH (CIPO ISA/IPEA) requests for advanced prosecution free of charge. For further information, contact the Field  IP Group.

Calgary – 07:00 MST

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