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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 European Patent Office (EPO)

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PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO)

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have commenced the PPH pilot program on 29 January 2010.

Following an agreement at the Trilateral Conference held in Kyoto on 13 November 2009, it is possible to request for participating in this pilot program on the basis of PCT international work products.

(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 meeting in November 2009: Mr. Hosono, Commissioner of the JPO and Ms. Brimelow, Commissioner of the EPO)

How to make a request

Guidelines (Requirements and procedure in detail) and Request form

Link

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

Development of the PPH program between the JPO and the EPO

The extension of PPH pilot program and the commencement of PPH MOTTAINAI?@Pilot Program between the JPO and the EPO [Jan 2012]

Press Release of November, 2009( External link )

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