WHIPgroup continued its successful use of the patent prosecution highway (PPH). The PPH is a set of initiatives designed to accelerate patent prosecution by allowing participating patent offices to benefit from one another’s opinions (e.g., includes Written Opinion of International Search Authority). As shown in the chart, 32% of PPH-eligible patent applications filed by WHIPgroup in 2017 were allowed without any office actions. Another 32% were found to have allowable subject matter in the first office action. In addition, the PPH can achieve allowability in rapid time. For example, one of WHIPgroup’s 2017 cases received allowance only three months after filing. The PPH is a cost-effective way to quickly identify allowable subject matter.
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