PCT Patent Prosecution Highway (PCT-PPH) Pilot Program
New PCT‑PPH pilot starts between the Japan Patent Office and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (Peru)
On 1 November 2017, a new one-way PCT‑PPH pilot program started between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (Peru). Under this program, accelerated processing in the national phase in Peru is available on the basis of a PCT application with a positive written opinion from either the International Searching Authority (ISA) or the International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA), or a positive international preliminary report on patentability (IPRP) (Chapter II) (that is, where at least one of the claims has been determined as patentable), issued by the JPO in its capacity as ISA/IPEA.
Further information on the above-mentioned PCT‑PPH agreement is available at:
The PCT‑PPH page of the PCT website has been updated to include information on this new pilot at: