S.SOGA & CO.

Accelerated Examination


■At present, applicants can take advantage of both the domestic accelerated examination procedure or, for applicants from certain countries, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) route. We will be happy to provide further information and guidance regarding either route upon request.

The JPO has also published an English guide to the domestic accelerated examination process which can be found here:

http://www.jpo.go.jp/cgi/linke.cgi?url=/torikumi_e/t_torikumi_e/outline_accelerated.htm

English information on the PPH can also be found on the JPO website at:

http://www.jpo.go.jp/cgi/linke.cgi?url=/torikumi_e/t_torikumi_e/patent_highway_e.htm