IP Newsletter Issue 33 (2019-01-25)
Sino-Japan Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot to be extended for another five years

According to the "Joint Intentional Statement of the State Intellectual Property Office of China and the Japan Patent Office on the Extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot" signed by the heads of SIPO and JPO, the Sino-Japan PPH pilot will be extended for another five years from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2023. The relevant requirements and procedures for submitting PPH requests in the two offices remain unchanged.