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Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

Examination Policy Planning Office

On August 1, 2015, regarding patent applications to JPO, a new procedure will commence which allows an applicant to apply for patent using “REQUEST FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PILOT PROGRAM” (PPH request form) instead of conventional application documents.
Under the new procedure, an applicant making PPH application by using the PPH request form will attach the PPH request form to “Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination” and submit them together to JPO.
The PPH request form will be able to be prepared by using Web form appearing in the JPO home page. When preparing the PPH request form, please click appropriate browser linkage to down load the blank Web form and save it in user terminal unit for processing. For more detailed methods of using the PPH request form, please click and refer to “How to use the Web form supporting preparation of the PPH request form”.

When it is unable to use the PPH request form in making PPH application, or when it is unavoidable to use conventional application documents, please follow conventional procedure by directly filling out required items in “Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination” to apply for PPH (please click here for more details).

For application procedures at various IP offices worldwide, please refer the following data:

The Five Largest Patent Offices(except the JPO) / Global Patent Prosecution Highway participating Offices
*Including PPH MOTTAINAI, PCT-PPH
  Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
*Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
PPH PCT-PPH PPH PCT-PPH
China
SIPO
(Japanese (PDF:1,271KB))
(English (PDF:2,913KB))
Example forms for "Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination"
(Japanese (PDF:317KB))
(English (PDF:882KB))
(Microsoft® Word version (DOC 116KB))
EPO
EPO
(Japanese (PDF:1,336KB))
(English (PDF:1,415KB))
(Japanese (PDF:170KB))
(English (PDF:684KB)
EPC proceedings - forms( External link )
USA
USPTO
Guidelines for Global PPH participating Offices
(Japanese (PDF:2,881KB))
(English (PDF:2,725KB))
Appendix A
(Japanese (PDF:46KB))
(English (PDF:27KB))
Appendix B
(Japanese (PDF:134KB))
(English (PDF:93KB))
Appendix C
(Japanese (PDF:89KB))
(English (PDF:70KB))
(Japanese (PDF:102KB))
(English (PDF 305KB)( External link ))
USPTO proceedings-forms (PDF 274KB)( External link )
Korea
KIPO
(Japanese (PDF:4,692KB))
(English (PDF:653KB)( External link ))
(Korean (PDF:787KB)( External link ))
PPH (Korean (PDF:204KB))
(Japanese (PDF:27KB))
PCT-PPH (Korean (PDF:61KB))
(Japanese (PDF:133KB))
Australia
IP Australia
(Japanese (PDF:109KB))
(English (PDF:28KB))
((PDF:113KB))
Canada
CIPO
CIPO website( External link ) CIPO website( External link )
Denmark
DKPTO
(Japanese (PDF:99KB))
(English (PDF:282KB))
DKPTO's Global PPH website( External link )
Finland
PRH
(Japanese (PDF:371KB))
(English (PDF:165KB))
PRH proceedings-forms ( External link )
Hungary
HIPO
(Japanese (PDF:94KB))
(English( External link ))
HIPO proceedings-forms ( External link )
Claim correspondence table ( External link )
Iceland
IPO
IPO website( External link ) IPO website( External link )
Usrael
ILPO
(Japanese (PDF:169KB))
(English (PDF:285KB))
(Microsoft® Word version (DOC 75KB))
Nordic
NPI
   
Norway
NIPO
NIPO website ( External link ) NIPO proceedings - forms( External link )
Portugal
INPI
(Japanese (PDF:163KB))
(English (PDF:171KB))
PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 68KB))
PCT-PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 68KB))
Russia
ROSPATENT
(Japanese (PDF:242KB))
(English (PDF:194KB))
(Microsoft®Word version (DOC 46KB))
Spain
SPTO
(Japanese (PDF:187KB))
(English (PDF:142KB))
PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 49KB))
PCT-PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 52KB))
Sweden
PRV
(Japanese (PDF:463KB))
(English (PDF:273KB))
PPH (PDF:67KB)
PCT-PPH (PDF:96KB)
UK
UK-IPO
(Japanese (PDF 101KB))
(English (PDF 988KB))
PDF (175KB)
Austrian
APO
(Japanese (PDF:179KB))
(English (PDF:374KB)( External link ))
(German (PDF:376KB)( External link ))
APO website (PDF:375KB)( External link )
Singapore
IPOS
PPH(Japanese(PDF:137KB)
PPH (English(PDF:38KB)( External link ))
PCT-PPH(Japanese(PDF:128KB)
PCT-PPH (English(PDF:38KB)( External link ))
IPOS website( External link )
Germany
DPMA
DPMA website( External link ) DPMA website( External link )(PDF:502KB)
Esthonia
EPA
EPA website( External link )
PDF (84KB)
EPA website( External link )
Asia
  Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
*Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
PPH PCT-PPH PPH PCT-PPH
Philippine
JPO-IPOPHL PPH(M),PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:753KB))
(English (PDF:821KB))
Example forms for "Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination" (Japanese (PDF:543KB))
(English (PDF:496KB))
PPH ((PDF:21KB))
PCT-PPH ((PDF:21KB))
Taiwan
JPO-TIPO PPH(M)
(Japanese (PDF:1,725KB))
(English (PDF:1,777KB))
(English (PDF:244KB))
(Japanese (PDF:413KB))
Request form (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 92KB))
Amendment Request Form under the PPH Pilot Program (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 64KB))
Indonesia
JPO-DGIPR PPH,PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:528KB))
(English (PDF:686KB))
(Japanese (PDF:288KB))
(English (PDF:471KB))
PPH (PDF:76KB)
PCT-PPH (PDF:76KB)
Thailand
JPO-DIP PPH
(Japanese (PDF:2,180KB))
(English (PDF:879KB))
(Japanese (PDF:1,586KB))
(English (PDF:429KB))
PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 71KB))
Malaysia
JPO-MyIPOPPH(M),
PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:747KB))
(English (PDF:5,048KB))
(Japanese (PDF:278KB))
(English (PDF:268KB))
PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 73KB))
PCT-PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 73KB))
vietnam
JPO-NOIP PPH
(Japanese (PDF:828KB))
(English (PDF:780KB))
(Japanese (PDF:365KB))
(English (PDF:216KB))
 
Africa
  Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
*Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
PPH PCT-PPH PPH PCT-PPH
Egypt
JPO-EGYPO PPH
(Japanese (PDF:607KB))
(English (PDF:823KB))
Example forms for "Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination" (Japanese (PDF:264KB))
(English (PDF:243KB))
Microsoft®Word version ((DOC:71KB))
Europe
  Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
*Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
PPH PCT-PPH PPH PCT-PPH
Poland
JPO-PPO PPH(M)、PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:751KB))
(English (PDF:817KB))
Example forms for "Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination" (Japanese (PDF:817KB))
(English (PDF:298KB))
PPO website( External link )
Eurasia
JPO-EAPO PPH(M),PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:740KB))
(English (PDF:838KB))
(Japanese (PDF:351KB))
(English (PDF:319KB))
EAPO website( External link )
Eurasia
JPO-IPOCZ PPH,PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:724KB))
(English (PDF:817KB))
(Japanese (PDF:311KB))
(English (PDF:293KB))
PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC 71KB))
PCT-PPH (Microsoft®Word version (DOC72KB))
Eurasia
JPO-OSIM
PPH(M)、PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF741KB))
(English (PDF:861KB))
(Japanese (PDF:289KB))
(English (PDF:475KB))
Microsoft®Word version ((DOC280KB))
North America, Central America, South America
  Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the JPO
*Please click here for Request form
Patent Prosecution Highway Requests to the other Offices
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) Request form
PPH PCT-PPH PPH PCT-PPH
Mexico
JPO-IMPI PPH(M),PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:805KB))
(English (PDF:848KB))
Example forms for "Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination" (Japanese (PDF:4,730KB))
(English (PDF:3,172KB))
PPH (Microsoft® Word version (DOC 44KB))
PCT-PPH (Microsoft® Word version (DOC 43KB))
Colombia
JPO-SIC PPH(M),PCT-PPH
(Japanese (PDF:9,009KB))
(English (PDF:3,234KB))
(Japanese (PDF:6,875KB))
(English (PDF:2,630KB))
PPH (Microsoft® Word version (DOC 97KB)))
 
  Guideline Request form    
PCT-PPH Requests to the JPO where the JPO is the ISA or IPEA (Japanese (PDF:135KB))
(English (PDF:156KB))
Example forms for "Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination"    

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[Last updated 10 June 2016]

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