With the limit of 800 requests per annual cycle, the PPH Program is almost reaching the threshold for 2022.
According to new Brazilian PTO’s 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, 720 PPH requests have already been submitted before the Brazilian PTO, wherein 84 requests are based on PCT patentability report.
Among these requests, 199 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 around 4 months.
Thus, it is important to highlight that there are only 80 PPH requests available to be submitted until the end of 2022, particularly less than 20 based on the PCT patentability report.
If you are interested in more information related to the BRPTO’s PPH program, please feel free to contact us. We will be glad to help you with this matter.