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Patent Prosecution Highway between the JPO and the USPTO

The JPO and the USPTO have commenced the full-implemented Patent Prosecution Highway program on 4 January 2008. The both offices commenced the PPH program using PCT international work products (Written Opinion (WO) and International Preliminary Examination Report (IPER)) (PCT-PPH) on pilot basis on 29 January 2010.

(At the Trilateral Conference in November 2009: Ms. Brimelow, Commissioner of the EPO, Mr. Hosono, Commissioner of the JPO and Mr. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO)

(At the Trilateral Conference in November 2009: Ms. Brimelow, Commissioner of the EPO, Mr. Hosono, Commissioner of the JPO and Mr. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO)

How to make a request

Guidelines (Requirements and procedure in detail) and Request form

Link

USPTO website about the Patent Prosecution Highway program( External link )

Development of the PPH program between the JPO and the USPTO

Japanese page

[Last updated 27 December 2013]

Contact

Examination Policy Planning Office

Administrative Affairs Division

Patent and Design Examination Department

Japan Patent Office

Tel: +81-3-3581-1101 (ex. 3103)

E-mail: PA2260@jpo.go.jp

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