The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement between the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) was extended on 6 January 2018 for a further period of three years. With this extension, the filing date limitation imposed as part of the initial pilot agreement is removed. Accordingly, to qualify, a Canadian application no longer requires a filing or national entry in Canada that is after 5 January 2015. More information can be found here.
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