Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: June 9, 20212021-06-09T10:17:43+05:30 2021-06-09T10:17:43+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS What is Patent Prosecution Highway program? What is Patent Prosecution Highway program? general Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-07-10T04:12:57+05:30Added an answer on July 10, 2021 at 4:12 am Patent Prosecution Highway program: Patent prosecution is the process of drafting, filing, and negotiating with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in order to obtain patent protection and rights for an invention. Patent prosecution is distinct from patent litigation, which describes legal action relating to the infringement of patents. Recently, the Union Cabinet approved a proposal for the Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme between the Indian Patent Office and patent offices of other interested countries. On a pilot basis, a Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program has commenced between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). With this, the patent offices of India and Japan have inked an agreement for expeditious grant of patents to Indian entities and individuals by entering into the pilot program on PPH for a period of three years. Under this pilot program, Indian Patent Office may receive patent applications in certain specified technical fields only, like electrical, electronics, computer science, information technology, physics, civil, mechanical, textiles, automobiles and metallurgy while Japan Patent Office may receive applications in all fields of technology. The PPH program will lead to benefits like: reduction in disposal time and pendency of patent applications. consistency in the quality of granted patents. more inbound investments by companies. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Cancel the best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is E-Waste? Describe Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).