This is a legal form that was released by the U.S. Department of Commerce - Patent and Trademark Office on November 1, 2018 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form PTO/SB/20CL?
A: Form PTO/SB/CL is a request form for participation in the PPH pilot program between INAPI and the USPTO.
Q: What is the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program?
A: The PPH pilot program is a collaborative initiative between patent offices to expedite the patent examination process.
Q: Who are the participating parties in the PPH pilot program?
A: The participating parties in this program are the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI) and the USPTO.
Q: What is the purpose of the PPH pilot program?
A: The purpose of the program is to leverage work already done by one patent office to accelerate the examination process in another patent office.
Q: What is INAPI?
A: INAPI stands for the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile, the patent office of Chile.
Q: What is the USPTO?
A: USPTO stands for United States Patent and Trademark Office, the patent office of the United States.
Q: How can I participate in the PPH pilot program?
A: To participate, you need to submit Form PTO/SB/20CL to the USPTO.
Q: What are the benefits of participating in the PPH pilot program?
A: Benefits include faster patent examination, potential cost savings, and leveraging prior work done by another patent office.
Q: Is participation in the PPH pilot program mandatory?
A: No, participation is voluntary and subject to meeting certain requirements.
Q: Are there any fees associated with participating in the PPH pilot program?
A: Yes, there may be fees associated with the program, such as official fees or translation costs.
Q: Is the PPH pilot program only available between INAPI and the USPTO?
A: No, the PPH pilot program is available between multiple patent offices across the world.
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