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2017516 PatentProsecutionHighwayBetweenUSPTOandINPIArgentina(Pilot)|USPTO

Patent Prosecution Highway Between

USPTO and INPIArgentina Pilot
The Patent Prosecution Highway in Conjunction With the
National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina INPI
Under this pilot program of the Patent Prosecution Highway PPH, an applicant who receives a positive ruling on a
patent claims from either the INPIArgentina or the USPTO may request accelerated prosecution of a corresponding
claims in the other office. The PPH allows the applicant to obtain a patentability decision in the office of later
examination OLE more quickly. Furthermore, the PPH promotes patent application processing efficiency by allowing
the examiner in the OLE to reuse the search and examination results from the office of earlier examination, thereby
reducing workload and duplication of effort.

As of May 25, 2010, the USPTO has eliminated the fee for the petition to make special under the PPH programs.

The trial period for this PPH pilot program between the USPTO and the INPIArgentina commenced on March 3, 2017,
andwill run for a period of three years ending onMarch 2, 2020. The trial period may be extended if necessary to
adequately assess the feasibility of the PPH program.Both offices will continually evaluate the results of the PPH
program to determine whether and how the program should be modified.The offices also may terminate the PPH
program early if the volume of participation exceeds a manageable level, or for any other reason.Notice will be
published if the PPH program will be terminated.Unless the INPIArgentina becomes a Global PPH participating office,
any extension or termination of the Global/IP5 PPH program will have no effect on this PPH pilot program.

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to USPTO

Fillable Form SB/20AR Patent Prosecution Highway Request Form [PDF]

Patent Prosecution Highway PPH Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the
National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina signed13February 2017

Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to INPIArgentina

Information on making a request at the INPIArgentina 1/1

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