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PPH-PCT program now includes Patent Offices of Finland and Australia

1/24/2011
and the Patent Offices of Finland and Australia.
The PPH-PCT program allows applicants, who have received an indication at the international phase that claims in the PCT application have novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability, to receive a fast track patent examination.

http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2011/11_04.jsp  

http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2011/11_05.jsp  

The PPH-PCT program now includes agreements between the USPTO and the following countries/regions:
Australia
Austria
European Patent Office
Finland
Japan
Korea
Russia
Spain

The regular PPH program allows applicants, who have received an indication in the national application that claims are patentable, to receive a fast track patent examination. The regular PPH program includes the following countries/regions.
Australia
Austria
Canada
Denmark
European Patent Office
Finland
Germany
Hungary
Japan
Korea
Russia
Singapore
Spain
United Kingdom