PPH: diverging opinions at the USPTO and EPO
Lawyers tell Managing IP that because of different approaches by the offices, plus some examiners’ tendency to take less notice of previous results, the PPH programme is not always beneficial
Lawyers have told Managing IP that they would not normally
recommend that clients opt for the Patent Prosecution Highway when trying to
accelerate claims at the USPTO or the EPO – as it is uncertain whether either
office would accept claims previously granted...
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