In view of the promising results obtained in the previous phases of the PPH Pilot Project at the Brazilian Patent Office (BPO), regarding the expeditious decisions on patent applications, there are already nearly 300 requests within the term of the current Ordinance 78 of December 16, 2022, which established Phase IV of the PPH on January 1, 2023.
This count is based on the period from January 1, 2023, to February 23, 2023, and is publicly available on the statistical panels on the BPO website, available at: https://www.gov.br/inpi/pt-br/servicos/patentes/pph/estatisticas-de-pph
According to this projection, the limit of 800 requests for the 2023 annual cycle of phase IV of the PPH is expected to be reached around the end of the 1st half of 2023.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that PPH requests be filed at the earliest opportunity, taking into consideration the limitations of filing one PPH requirement per applicant per weekly cycle (Monday through Sunday). Read more