PPH Portal

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is an international examination cooperation scheme beneficial to both applicants and IP Offices.

What is PPH?

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is implemented based on a bilateral agreement between two Offices and allows one Office to accelerate examination, at the applicant's request, if a corresponding application has been found allowable/patentable by the couterpart Office. The PPH is expected to increase a grant rate and reduce filing costs.

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Worldwide Network

Since the first PPH pilot between the JPO and the USPTO, the PPH network has expanded to more than 50 IP Offices and is still expanding.

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Statistical data, such as the number of PPH requests and a grant rate of PPH applications, is available.

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August 1, 2020
EAPO (Eurasia) and PRH (Finland) start a PPH program.
July 6, 2020
Launch of the new PPH Portal
INAPI (Chile) participates in the Global PPH.
May 1, 2020
INPI (Brazil) and IPOS (Singapore) start a PPH program.
April 1, 2020
INPI (Brazil) and KIPO (Korea) start a PPH program.
CNIPA (China) and NIPO (Norway) start a PPH program.
February 1, 2020
APO (Austria) and INPI (Brazil) start a PPH program.
INPI (Brazil) and PRV (Sweden) start a PPH program.
January 1, 2020
JPO (Japan) and SAIP (Saudi Arabia) start a PPH program.
SAIP (Saudi Arabia) and USPTO (USA) start a PPH program.
EPO (Europe) and INDECOPI (Peru) start a PPH program.

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