The JPO Accelerates the PPH through the USPTO as of January 1, 2022
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will improve their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs as of January 1, 2022. The JPO will accelerate the PPH examination based on examination results that were examined by the USPTO as follows:
|Average period from filing of the PPH request to the first office action||Within three months|
|Average period from filing a response to the office action to the subsequent office action||Within three months|
The USPTO will also accelerate the PPH based on the JPO’s examination results.
|Average period from filing a PPH request to the first office action on the merits||Within three months|
|Average period from filing a response to the first office action on the merits to subsequent office action||Within three months|
For the detailed information, please refer to the following JPO’s website: