China-Austria PPH Pilot Program Extended Another 5 Years

March 16, 2021

The CNIPA Patent Office and Austrian Patent Office announced the extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project for another 5 years until February 28, 2026. The relevant requirements and procedures for submitting PPH requests in the two offices remain unchanged.

The China-Austria PPH pilot program started on March 1, 2013, was extended three times in 2014, 2016 and 2018, until February 28, 2021.

(Source: CNIPA website)