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Home > JPO Activities > Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) > Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) > PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the P. R. China (SIPO) > Extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the SIPO, and simplification of the application procedure

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Extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the SIPO, and simplification of the application procedure

Examination Policy Planning Office

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the P. R. China (SIPO) have commenced the PPH pilot program on 1 November 2011. The pilot program will be extent for one year and be terminated on 31 October 2013. (* The pilot program was extended for an additional two years to 31 October 2015.) The pilot program will be extent as necessary.

Accordingly, the SIPO changed the requirement of the PPH pilot program and some documents became unnecessary to be submitted after the change of the requirement. (Please see Guideline below)

Also, the JPO changed the requirement of the PPH pilot program and some documents became unnecessary to be submitted. (Please see Guideline below)

Guideline (PPH to the JPO)

(Japanese (PDF:313KB)) (English (PDF:339KB))

Guideline (PPH to the SIPO)

(Japanese (PDF:462KB)) (English (PDF:389KB))

Japanese Page

[Last updated 31 October 2013]

 

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