What is Patent Prosecution Highway program?

What is Patent Prosecution Highway program?

PPH stands for Patent Prosecution Highway, a cooperative program between the USPTO and participating foreign patent offices to expedite the allowance of utility patent applications that previously received favorable rulings.

What is the global patent prosecution highway?

The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (Global PPH or GPPH) is a plurilateral PPH pilot program covering three types of PPH. The program makes the Normal PPH, the PPH MOTTAINAI, and the PCT-PPH available between any two participating Offices.

What is PPH process?

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) speeds up the examination process for corresponding applications filed in participating intellectual property offices.

When can you request PPH at EPO?

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is a programme to fast-track patent examination. It allows you to request accelerated processing of a European application if the claims have been deemed patentable/allowable by another office. At the same time, it enables the EPO to re-use the work done at other offices.

What is the role of an IP holding company?

IP holding companies are established for various reasons including: Administration – to facilitate centralized management of all the intellectual property assets of a group; Asset protection – to quarantine the intellectual property from claims against the operating company/ies exploiting it.

What is a green patent?

Green patents are patents for technology concerning waste, wind power, geothermal energy, solar energy, tidal energy and biomass, submitted by Dutch applicants to the European Patent Office. The selection of patents in these technology areas is based on the international patent classification code.

Should IP be held in holding company?

There are multiple advantages to having a holding company with this structure: Protection from liability: Intellectual Property and assets held in a holding company will generally be protected from liability arising from clients, customers, or creditors.

What does holding IP mean?

Intellectual property holding companies (IPHCo’s) are registered with the purpose of managing and holding a business or group’s intellectual property assets such as patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets and other proprietary know-how.

What are environmental patents?

This means patents granted for environmentally friendly technology. For example, the technology concerning waste, wind power, geothermal energy, solar energy, tidal energy, biomass, and the like.

Can an LLC own intellectual property?

As long as you sell your products through your LLC, then your LLC is the rightful owner of your trademarks. However, if you put your name down as the owner on the application, someone could challenge the validity of your trademarks by claiming you are not the rightful owner.

What happens when a patent lapses?

After the patent expires, anyone may make, use, offer for sale, sell or import the invention without permission of the patent owner, provided that subject matter is not covered by an unexpired patent. Certain pharmaceutical patents may be extended as provided by law.

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