PPH Program

General information on PPH

The Pilot Project under the Patent Prosecution Highway Program (PPH) between the Eurasian Patent Office and the Japan Patent Office

General Informatio

Patent Prosecution Highway Program (Program PPH) constitutes a bilateral Agreement between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the principal aim of which is to provide an applicant with an opportunity to get a patent faster and more efficiently, in one of the participating Offices, through the use of results of the search and examination conducted in the other participating Office.

The PPH Program is based on the international work sharing between EAPO and JPO in processing of applications, filed to both Offices and which meet the requirements of the PPH Program. In particular, one of the requirements is that all claims of the application, in respect of which an accelerated examination under the PPH Program is requested, must sufficiently correspond to one or more claims which were positively indicated as patentable at the other Office.

Applications which were indicated as patentable by JPO, in its capacity as an ISA/IPEA under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), can also participate in the PPH Program between the EAPO and JPO.

The processing of applications under the PPH Program does not require payments of additional fees.

The Pilot Project under the PPH Program between EAPO and JPO will commence on February 15, 2013

Advantages

Enhanced examination quality

Recognition by one of the participating Offices, at least one claim as patentable gives the applicant a considerable legal certainty and higher predictability of the examination results at the other participating Office, in comparison to ordinary applications, which are not processed in the frame of PPH Program.

Conducting at one of the participating Offices an examination of the application in respect of which a substantive examination was in fact conducted already, undoubtedly enhances the quality of examination, since the expert uses all available additional information, including the search and correspondence with the applicant, carried out by the other Office.

Reduced time of examination

The Office begins substantive examination of applications, for which an accelerated examination was requested in accordance with PPH Program, earlier than for applications which do not participate in the PPH Program.

The Office has the opportunity not to repeat the actions with claims, which were already performed by the other participating Office, but can carry out a shortened examination by reducing the number of actions, including the information search and correspondence with the applicant.

Project EAPO-JPO

Program Status

13.02.2018

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program between the Eurasian Patent Organization and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) is prolonged for another three years and will be in force till February 14, 2021 as mutually agreed between EAPO and JPO.

Procedures to file a request to the EAPO for Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program

Procedures to file a request to the JPO for Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program

Request forms for an accelerated examination under the PPH Pilot Program (Russian)

Project EAPO-EPO

Memorandum of Understanding on The Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme Between The Eurasian Patent Office and The European Patent Office

Procedure to file Request to the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) for accelerated patent prosecution of patent application in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) (Russian)

Request forms for an accelerated examination under the PPH Pilot Program

REQUEST for accelerated patent prosecution in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme between the EAPO and the EPO (Russian)

For non-official version in English translation please refer to Procedure to file Request to the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) for accelerated patent prosecution of patent application in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO)
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REQUEST for accelerated patent prosecution in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO).

Project EAPO-CNIPA

Memorandum of Understanding on The Patent Prosecution Highway Between The Eurasian Patent Office of The Eurasian Patent Organization and The State Intellectual Property Office of The People's Republic of China

Procedure to file a Request to the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization for accelerated prosecution of patent application in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (Russian)

Request forms for an accelerated examination under the PPH Pilot Program

REQUEST for accelerated patent prosecution in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) (Russian)

For non-official version in English translation please refer to Procedure to file a Request to the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization for accelerated prosecution of patent application in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China
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REQUEST for accelerated patent prosecution in accordance with the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO).

Project EAPO-KIPO

Memorandum of Understanding between the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization and the Korean Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Korea on the Patent Prosecution Highway