Danish Patent Office To Join Patent Prosecution Hwy.

Law360, New York (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As part of ongoing efforts to partner with foreign agencies to make the process of applying for patents more efficient, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has said it intends to launch a new trial cooperation initiative with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.

The program, called the “Patent Prosecution Highway,” aims to leverage fast-track patent examination procedures already at work in both offices. It also allows each office to take advantage of work already done by the other office.

On Tuesday, the Danish patent office...
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