New workshare arrangement aims to reduce time to obtain Mexican counterpart patent protection

The USPTO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) have announced a new worksharing arrangement that aims to make it easier and faster to obtain a Mexican patent for those who have already obtained a corresponding U.S. patent. The agreement allows IMPI to leverage USPTO search and examination results in an effort to significantly reduce the review time of a Mexican patent application.

Accordingly, the time to obtain Mexican patent protection in addition to U.S. patent protection may now be reduced. Additional details may be found at the link below.

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By Matthew Dicke and Alex Katsulis

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