IP5 extended PPH pilot again

According to consensus reached by European Patent Office (EPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) and US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program of five IP offices (IP5) will be extended three years from January 6, 2020 to January 5, 2023. 

The relevant requirements and procedures about PPH requests submitted with the above-mentioned bodies remain the same. 

With the duration of three years, the PPH pilot program of IP5 was launched on January 6, 2014 and extended renewed from January 6, 2017 tounder January 5, 2020 for the first time. 

(Source: CNIPA)