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2015.03.13

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the JPO and the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2015.03.12

2014.12.01

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

2014.11.04

2014.10.06

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Polish Patent Office (PPO)

2014.09.30

2014.09.09

The JPO and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia Strengthen Cooperation in Intellectual Property(Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2014.08.28

2014.08.25

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

2014.07.14

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) FAQs

2014.05.01

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)

2014.04.03

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

2014.03.28

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

2014.02.28

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

2014.02.25

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

2014.01.16

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

2013.12.27

2013.11.14

JPO to Commence the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2013.10.31

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

2013.10.07

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the JPO and the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce in Thailand (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2013.09.27

2013.09.18

2013.07.02

2013.06.06

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

2013.06.05

The Expansion of Eligible Applications for the Patent Prosecution Highway between the Japan Patent Office and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of Russia (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2013.05.29

2013.04.30

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (DGIPR)

2013.04.23

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the JPO and Indonesia's DGIPR (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2013.04.15

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (DGIPR)

2013.03.15

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Israel Patent Office (ILPO)

2013.03.12

The Expansion of Eligible Applications for the Patent Prosecution Highway between the Japan Patent Office and the Israel Patent Office (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2013.02.28

2013.02.19

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the JPO and the Eurasian Patent Office (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2013.02.13

2013.02.07

2013.01.30

The Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the PPO

2013.01.24

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)

2012.12.26

2012.11.29

2012.11.01

2012.07.13

2012.06.20

2012.06.11

Commencement of the PCT-Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the Korean Intellectual Property Office( External link )

2012.04.27

PPH pilot program between the JPO and the INPI

2012.04.13

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2012.04.11

2012.04.02

PPH pilot program between the JPO and the DPMA

2012.03.16

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

2012.03.05

2012.02.29

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the Israel Patent Office (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2012.02.22

2012.02.20

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippine (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2012.02.17

2012.02.09

2012.02.02

2012.01.25

2011.12.22

2011.12.09

2011.12.02

Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program between the JPO and the Norwegian Industrial Property Office/ the Icelandic Patent Office (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2011.11.30

2011.11.08

The results of the 4th Plurilateral Patent Prosecution Highway Working-Level Meeting [October 10, 2011] (PDF:47KB)

2011.11.07

2011.10.26

JPO-SIPO Commissioners Meeting: JPO and SIPO to launch Patent Prosecution Highway, making Japan Chinafs first PPH partner (Press Release on the METI Web Site)( External link )

2011.10.19

2011.10.14

2011.10.07

2011.10.04

2011.08.09

PPH pilot program between the JPO and the DKPTO

2011.07.14

2011.06.20

2011.06.16

2011.06.02

2011.05.31

2011.05.13

Agreed on Further Enhancement of Examination Cooperation at JPO- SIPO Commissioners Meeting ` Commencement of the Patent Prosecusion Highway Pre-Pilot Program between the JPO and SIPO `( External link )

2010.10.13

2010.10.01

2010.09.06

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO)

2010.07.29

A seminar for users of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) took place at Tokyo

2010.06.30

2010.04.22

2010.04.02

2010.03.16

2010.03.11

PPH between the JPO and the UK-IPO

2010.02.03

2010.01.29

2010.01.15

2009.11.13

2009.09.25

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the CanadianIntellectual Patent Office (CIPO)

2009.07.01

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Hungarian Patent Office (HPO)

2009.06.17

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

2009.05.20

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Austrian Patent Office (APO)

2009.04.22

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents &Trademarks of Russia (ROSPATENT)

2009.04.01

PPH pilot program between the JPO and the NBPR

2008.06.13

2008.05.27

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

2008.03.25

2008.01.04

Started full implementation of JP-US PPH program

2007.12.21

2007.10.19

Patent Prosecution Highway between the JPO and the GPTO

2007.09.28

Booklet on PPH(PDF:44KB)

2007.07.23

Press Release (Commencement of the Japan-U.K. Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program and continuation of the Japan-U.S. Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program)

2007.07.19

Modified version of PPH between the JPO and the UK-IPO

2007.07.12

Modified version of "PPH FAQ"

2007.07.03

Kicking off PPH pilot program between the JPO and the UK-IPO

2007.06.29

Notice for continuation of PPH between the JPO and the USPTO after July the 3rd 2007

2007.06.08

Announcement of PPH between the JPO and the UK-IPO starting on July 1st, 2007

2007.05.18

2007.04.02

Kicking off PPH between the JPO and the KIPO

2007.03.30

Procedures for filing a request with the KIPO for Patent Prosecution Highway (Japanese provisional)(PDF:298KB)

2007.03.28

Example forms for filing a request with the KIPO (Japanese provisional)(PDF:27KB)

2007.03.26

Patent Prosecution Highway between the JPO and the UKPO

2007.03.23

Press Release (PPH between the JPO and the UKPO)

2007.03.08

2007.01.15

2006.11.21

  • The USPTO will start accepting a request based on patentable claim(s) which are explicitly identified in the Notification of Reasons for Refusal of the JPO on or after December 1
  • Modified version of "Expanding of Eligibility for the PPH"

2006.10.12

2006.10.03

Modified version of "Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program FAQs"

2006.09.02

2006.08.08

"Questionnaire of the PPH Pilot Program"

2006.06.19

"Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program FAQs"

2006.06.12

2006.06.07

  • Sample forms for "Explanation of circumstances concerning accelerated examination"(Japanese)
  • Modified version of "Procedures for filing a request to the JPO for Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program"

2006.05.26

PPH Pilot Program Website "Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)"

[Last updated 13 March 2015]

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