According to a decision jointly made by CNIPA and ROSPATENT, the PPH pilot program between China and Russia will be extended for another five years between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2023. Relevant requirements and procedures to file PPH requests to the two offices remain unchanged.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Cooperation between the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) and the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT) on the Patent Prosecution Highway, the China-Russia PPH pilot program was initially launched on July 1, 2012 for a duration of one year. It was extended respectively on July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2015, and to be terminated on June 30, 2018. (Translated from SIPO Website Chinese Version)