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At their meeting on 13 November 2009 in Kyoto, the Trilateral Offices
(EPO, JPO and USPTO) agreed to launch a pilot program in the Patent
Prosecution Highway (PPH) framework utilizing PCT work products
(international search reports, written opinions, and international
preliminary search reports). The program is scheduled to begin on 29
January 2010. More information is available under:
http://www.epo.org/topics/news/2009/20091113.html

The EPO and JPO also agreed to launch a bilateral PPH pilot with effect
as of 29 January 2010. More information is available under:
http://www.epo.org/topics/news/2009/20091113a.html