The much-awaited Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme signed between the US and Brazil came into force on January 11, 2016. Despite its limitations, the programme might speed up the examination of Brazilian applications filed and pending in Brazil after the corresponding application is granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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Ricardo Nunes, Otavio Beaklini, Licks Attorneys, PCT, patent applications, USPTO, INPI, PPH,