PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) between Japan and India Starts

The JPO (Japan Patent Office) and the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) announced that the PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) pilot program between Japan and India will come into force probably from December 5, 2019.

The Japan Patent Office and the Indian Patent Office respectively accepts 100 requests for the PPH per year at the maximum. The upper limit of the request for each applicant has not yet been decided.