Update re Brazil-U.S. PPH deal

Announcement Description

The Brazilian Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office signed on last Thursday, November 19, 2015, a collaborative agreement for launching the Patent Prosecution Highway – PPH Pilot Program in Brazil.  According to the information provided so far by the Brazilian PTO, this new PPH Pilot Program would be initially limited to patent applications within the industrial field of Oil & Gas, for a period of two years or until each country analyzes 150 (one hundred fifty) patent applications, according to the chronological order of requests for participating in the Program.  According to the PTO website the PPH Program would apply to patent applications filed in the last 3 (three) years.

The specific official regulation on the PPH Program providing details thereon is expected to be published by the Brazilian PTO within the next weeks.  The granting of the related US patent will apparently be one of the conditions.




Created at 11/25/2015 3:01 PM by Eduardo Camara
Last modified at 11/25/2015 3:01 PM by Eduardo Camara