PPH requests reached over half the annual threshold by Abril 2022

by | May 3, 2022 | Articles, Brazil, Intellectual Property, Legal & IP Strategy, Patents, Prosecution

With a limit of 800 participation requests per annual cycle, the PPH Program had already reached more than half of this threshold by April of this year.

According to new Brazilian PTO Ordinance #13/2022, among others, the conditions to request participation into this program are:

• 01 requirement/week per Applicant
• 150 requirements/year per IP classification
• 100 requirements/year based on the PCT patentability report
• 800 total requirements/year

According to the Brazilian PTO’s database, 434 PPH requests were submitted before the Brazilian PTO so far, including 34 requests based on PCT patentability report. Among these requests, it is important to highlight that 51 patents have already been granted by the Brazilian PTO, and the average time between the PPH request and the publication of the grant decision is approx. 2 months.

If you are interested in more information related to the BRPTO’s PPH program, please feel free to contact us.

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