Guidance

Patent Prosecution Highway

Details on how to make a request for accelerated examination under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH).

Documents

Request form: accelerated examination at the IPO under the PPH

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User guidelines: filing a request to the IPO for PPH between IPO and People's Republic of China

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Details

When filing a PPH request please indicate clearly in your covering letter that you are requesting accelerated processing under the Patent Prosecution Highway. All PPH requests should be accompanied by a completed PPH request form and claim correspondence table as well as the required supporting documentation if it is not possible for the Intellectual Property Office to obtain it on your behalf from the Office of Earlier Examination, ie via an online dossier access system. Please also note that if the claims of your application currently on file at the Intellectual Property Office do not correspond with those found allowable by the office of earlier examination then you will need to file an amended set of claims, which do correspond to the claims found allowable, when you file your PPH request.

If you have any specific queries about filing PPH requests at the Intellectual Property Office please contact Charles Jarman on +44(0)16 3381 4782 or email PPH@ipo.gov.uk.

Published 13 June 2014
Last updated 31 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Replacement request form added.
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