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Patent Prosecution Highway between the JPO and the KIPO

The JPO and the KIPO commenced the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program in April 2007 in accordance with the agreement at the KIPO/JPO Commissioners Meeting held in November 2006. The both offices have commenced the PPH program using PCT international work products (PCT-PPH) on pilot basis on 1 July 2012.

How to make a request

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form for Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)


KIPO’s Home Page( External link )

Development of the PPH program between the JPO and the KIPO

The expansion of eligible applications for PPH program to direct PCT applications [July 2009]

Japanese page

[Last updated 15 November 2019]


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