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: Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Fast track examination of applications.

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).