The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programs between the State Intellectual Property Office of the P. R. China (SIPO) and the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO), and between SIPO and the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR), will both be extended as of January 1, 2014.
The SIPO-DKPTO PPH pilot program will be extended for two years until December 31, 2015. The SIPO-NBPR PPH pilot program will be extended infinitely, according to the Declaration of Intent on Extending the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between SIPO and NBPR.
On January 1, 2013, SIPO respectively started the PPH pilot programs with DKPTO and NBPR. Both programs lasted for one year until December 31, 2013.