Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) is an international framework of agreements between patent authorities. Within this framework, a patent application whose claims have been determined to be patentable by one patent office is eligible to go through an accelerated prosecution in another patent office upon the applicant’s request.

The PPH-portal website

Here you find further information about the PPH, such as the regulatory framework, statistics and more. The website is updated regularly.

PPH-portal (external website) 

The global pilot cooperation on PPH (GPPH)

Since 6 January 2014, PRV participates in the global pilot cooperation on PPH (GPPH) with some 20 other patent offices. The pilot concerns both national and international patent applications (PCT) and replaces the earlier bilateral agreements on PPH that PRV had with the American, Japanese and Korean Patent Offices.

Below you will find links to guidelines for the procedure and a request form.

Guidelines for GPPH request to PRV (457 kB)

GPPH request form PRV (pdf 374 kB)

For guidelines and forms for GPPH requests to other authorities, see PPH-portal. There you will also find information about what countries participate in the GPPH.

PPH-portal (external website)

Bilateral PPH agreement with the Brazilian Patent Office (INPI)

PRV has signed a pilot agreement on PPH with INPI which entered into force 1 February 2020.

Below you will find links to the application form and guidelines for requesting PPH from each authority.

PPH request to INPI:

Application form for PPH application to INPI (extern webbplats)

Resolution PPH Guidelines (pdf 300 kB)

Ordinance PPH Limitiation (pdf 279 kB)

PPH request to PRV:

Guidelines for PPH request to PRV (pdf 462 kB)

PPH request form PRV (pdf 385 kB)

Bilateral PPH agreement with the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO)

PRV has signed a pilot agreement on PPH with SIPO which entered into force 1 July 2014. The agreement covers national and international applications (PCT). The PPH pilot agreement between SIPO and PRV has been prolonged and will thus be valid also after 1 July 2016, for an unlimited period, if not terminated before by any of the Offices or due to the event that SIPO join the GPPH (see above).

Below you will find links to guidelines for the procedure and a request form for a request to PRV.

Guidelines for PPH request to SIPO, includes a request form (pdf 844 kB)

Guidelines for PPH request to PRV, in Chinese (pdf 783 kB)

Guidelines for PPH request to PRV (pdf 260 kB)

Guidelines for PPH request to SIPO, includes a request form, in Chinese (pdf 626 kB)

PPH request form PRV (pdf 310 kB)

Contact and further information

For further information, please contact:

Jens Waltin, Patent Expert,
telephone +46 8 782 28 82

Email to jens.waltin@prv.se

Marie Eriksson, Legal Director,
telephone +46 8 782 25 84 

Email to marie.eriksson@prv.se