Global PPH

Patent Prosecution Highway

What is PPH?

Unlike Global PPH the PPH is a bilateral agreement between two intellectual property offices. It provides applicants with fast-track patent examination procedures to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently. It will also permit each office to make use of the work previously done by the other office and reduce duplication. Thus, the PPH initiative will reduce the examination workload and improve patent quality.

PPH agreements enable patent offices to exchange information and speed up the processing of patent applications. Through these agreements, a patent applicant can request accelerated processing at the Office of second filing (OSF), if the claims in a corresponding application filed with that office have already been allowed by the Office of first filing (OFF).
 

Further information relating to HIPO: HERE

General information about PPH: http://www.jpo.go.jp/ppph-portal/index.htm)

 

GPPH – Global Patent Prosecution Highway

What is Global PPH?

The Global PPH is a multilateral agreement between national and regional intellectual property offices. It provides applicants with fast-track patent examination procedures to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently. It will also permit each office to make use of the work previously done by any other office and reduce duplication. Patent applicants can request accelerated processing of their applications at any of the offices (Office of later examination, OLE) involved in the pilot if their claims have been found to be acceptable by any of the other offices (Office of earlier examination, OEE) involved in the pilot. Thus, the Global PPH initiative will reduce the examination workload and improve patent quality.

The pilot will use a single set of qualifying requirements and it aims to simplify and improve the existing PPH network so that it is more accessible to users.

 

Important notes:

Both Global PPH and PPH are voluntary options for patent applicants. The intellectual property offices are not obliged to accept the opinion of any other intellectual property office involved in the pilots, and the intellectual property offices are always solely responsible for their decisions. At the HIPO the substantive examination conducted is based on the Hungarian patent law and examination guidelines.

 

Further information relating to HIPO: HERE

General information about PPH: http://www.jpo.go.jp/ppph-portal/globalpph.htm

 

Contact and further information regarding PPH or Global PPH in our office:

Szabolcs Farkas, vice-president for technical affairs
Phone: (+361) 474 5516, (+361) 311 4841
Fax: (+361) 302 3822
E-mail: szabolcs [961] farkas [169] hipo [961] gov [961] hu  

László Végh, Head of Section, Pat. Dept./MECH
Phone: (+361) 474 5875
Fax: (+361) 474 5850
E-mail:   laszlo [961] vegh [169] hipo [961] gov [961] hu