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JPO Expands Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Connections with South America


The Japan Patent Office (JPO) continues to expand its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network with pilot programs initiated with the National Institutes of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil and Argentina, respectively, from April 1, 2017. The JPO plans to start…
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The Japan Patent Office’s “Small Entities” Discounts

    Under the Law for Strengthening of Industrial and Technological Competitiveness, the JPO has implemented measures to reduce fees for small businesses, venture companies, and other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) if they satisfy certain requirements. The discounts apply…
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