Unified PPH Request Form Adopted by 19 PPH Authorities

To offer a more convenient patent prosecution highway (PPH) request procedure for the applicants, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) joined other intellectual property (IP) authorities involved in the PPH program to complete a unified PPH request form. Based on this project, IP authorities from different countries co-designed a unified PPH request form template for use by all participating parties.

By June 30, 2017, the template has been applied by related IP departments of 19 countries and regions including China, Europe, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Israel, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Australia, the United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan and Egypt.

At this point, PPH request forms submitted by applicants to PPH offices of the abovementioned country or region have similar styles and entries despite different languages, thus facilitating the filing of the form and material preparation for submitting a request. (Translated from SIPO Website Chinese Version)