China And Canada Signed PPH

China And Canada Signed PPH

2015/11/16

On August 27, 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) announced a three year extension of the CIPO-SIPO PPH pilot project to August 31, 2018. No changes to the requirements or processes of the CIPO-SIPO PPH pilot project were made.
The CIPO-SIPO PPH pilot project appears to be an under-utilized program.  As of June 2015, CIPO has received a total of 41 patent applications that have requested PPH examination based on the prosecution results of a counterpart Chinese patent application.  As of June 2015, SIPO has received a total of 8 patent applications that have requested PPH examination based on the prosecution results of a counterpart Canadian patent application. The extension of the CIPO-SIPO PPH pilot project until August 31, 2018 gives inventors in both China and Canada an extended opportunity to protect their innovations in both countries at lower patent prosecution costs.

Source: Asia IP




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