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PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the P. R. China (SIPO)

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 in accordance with the joint statement of intent at the SIPO/JPO Heads Meeting held in Beijing on 18 October 2011. The JPO and the SIPO also started the PPH pilot program using PCT international work products. Following the first extension on 1 November 2013, the pilot program will be extended for additional three years and be terminated on 31 October 2018. The pilot program will be extended as necessary.

Mr. Tian Lipu, Commissioner of the SIPO and Mr. Yoshiyuki Iwai, Commissioner of the JPO

(At the meeting in October 2011: Mr. Tian Lipu, Commissioner of the SIPO and Mr. Yoshiyuki Iwai, Commissioner of the JPO)

How to make a request

Guidelines (Requirements and procedure in detail) and Request form

Link

Link to the SIPO's PPH page( External link )

Development of the PPH program between the JPO and the SIPO

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

Press Release of October, 2011( External link )

Japanese Page

[Last updated 30 October 2015]

 

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