The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will start a PPH pilot program on March 12, 2012.
The JPO and the IPOPHL will start a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program on March 12, 2012. The PPH pilot program will include PCT applications that have received positive treatment by the JPO.
The JPO has now extended the PPH to 20 countries and/or authorities. The Philippines is the second country in ASEAN that has joined the PPH after Singapore.
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