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Patent Prosecution Highway Referenced Items (235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246)
(244)  Continuation of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) 2.0 Pilot Program

   On January 29, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) simplified the requirements and procedures for Patent Prosecution
Highway (PPH) program participation with respect to eight other offices
(i.e., IP Australia (IPAU), Canada (CIPO), the European Patent Office
(EPO), Finland (NBPR), Japan (JPO), Russia (ROSPATENT), Spain (SPTO) and
United Kingdom (UKIPO)). This simplified program, PPH 2.0, was due to
terminate on January 28, 2013.

   In order to adequately assess the feasibility of the PPH 2.0 program,
the USPTO will continue to collect more information before any final
decision on the program is made. Accordingly, the pilot has been extended

   Any inquiries concerning this notice may be directed to Bryan Lin,
Office of PCT Legal Administration at 571-272-3303, or via e-mail addressed

   Specific questions about the Patent Prosecution Highway should be
directed to the Office of Petitions at 571-272-3282, or via e-mail
addressed to

February 28, 2013                                         TERESA STANEK REA
           Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and
           Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

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