PCT-PPH


Outline

The PCT-PPH allows the applicant to request PPH based on PCT international work products including ISR and IPER.

PCT-PPH scheme

Difference from Normal PPH

Although the Normal PPH also allows the applicant to request PPH for a PCT application in the national phase (see the figure below), the Normal PPH requires a national office action assessing the patentability of a corresponding application.

Differenence between PCT-PPH and Normal PPH

Since a PCT-PPH request is based on PCT international work products, the applicant can request PPH as soon as a PCT application enters the national phase and obtain a patent even faster.

PCT-PPH implementing Offices

Check PCT-PPH implementing Offices on the page of "Network."