Procedures to file a request to the NOIP
(National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam) for Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the NOIP and the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office)
PPH using the national work products from the KIPO
On 29 May 2018, the Intellectual Property offices of Vietnam (IP Vietnam) and Korea (the KIPO) have entered a Cooperation Memorandum covering many points of extensive cooperation in Intellectual Property, among which is a pilot Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program. The PPH pilot program will be in effect for two (2) years commencing on June 1, 2019 and will end on May 31, 2021.
Accordingly, in case you wish to follow the PPH, please provide us with the information of corresponding application exists in the KIPO and has one or more claims that are determined to be patentable/allowable by the KIPO (both the NOIP application on which PPH is requested and the KIPO application shall have the same earliest date (whether this be a priority date or a filing date). The following table is required if the NOIP application and KIPO application are not coincident:
|Claim Correspondence Table|
|The claim in the NOIP||The patentable claim in the KIPO||Comments about the correspondence|
Based on that, we will file the Request for your case(s) soon. You should be noted that the number of requests to NOIP per year will not exceed one hundred cases.