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Offices clash over route to harmonisation

Emma Barraclough, London

Last week the director of the USPTO pledged to expand its network of patent prosecution highways as it seeks to cut pendency and backlogs. But not all big offices share his approach

In a blog post published on Friday, David Kappos said the USPTO will continue to collaborate on key projects like the cooperative patent classification initiative with the EPO and bilateral PPHs with a “growing host” of countries. Patent prosecution highways...

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