IP5 Patent Examination Pilot Project (PPH) Extended for Another 3 Years

February 17, 2020

According to the joint decision of the European Patent Office, the Japan Patent Office, the Korea Patent Office, the China National Intellectual Property Office, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the five offices (IP5) PPH pilot will be extended for another three years from January 6, 2020 to 2023 Until January 5 of the year.


Relevant requirements and procedures for submitting PPH requests at the above institutions remain unchanged.


The five-station (IP5) PPH pilot started on January 6, 2014 for three years initially. It was extended then on January 6, 2017 till January 5, 2020.


(Source: China National Intellectual Property Office)