26 - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

Deciding Office: Office of Petitions

The criteria for a Request for Participation in the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program is set forth via: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/pph/index.jsp.

In general, these are the steps to follow for filing a Request for Participation in the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program:

Fees:

  • There is no fee required for the filing of Request for Participation in the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program.

How to File:

  • This petition, including any supporting documentation and any renewed request for participation, MUST be filed electronically via EFS-Web and indexed with one of the following document descriptions:
    • "Petition to make special under Patent Pros Hwy" or
    • "Petition to make special under PCT-Patent Pros Hwy."

For the relevant patent laws and rules applicable to Request for Participation in the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program, please see:

Forms:

Various forms are available via:

For further assistance, please contact the Petitions Help Desk between 8:30 AM - 5 PM (EDT).