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Patent prosecution highway: A fast-track to patent examination.

Patent prosecution highway: A fast-track to patent examination.   A Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program has commenced between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The said programme would first be conducted between Indian and Japan on a pilot basis for a period of 3 years and the Offices has started accepting PPH requests from December 5, 2019. As the term ‘highway’ suggests, this programme is fundamentally a fast-track process for inventors to get their inventions