The USPTO and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of the Russian Federation (ROSPATENT) have announced the creation of a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program. The program commenced yesterday and will be in effect for one year.
Like the other PPH programs currently in place, an applicant receiving a favorable ruling from one nation’s patent office on at least one claim may request that a corresponding application filed with the other nation be fast tracked for examination. The USPTO requirements for participation in this program can be found here.
Further information on the PPH can be found in our other blog posts here.