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PPH Is an Effective Method for Accelerated Grant of Patent Rights. What Are Its Merits and Demerits?
Fumio Hirose (Partner / Patent Attorney JPAA ID NO.17859)
There is a system called Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) which aims to achieve accelerated grant of patent right in plural overseas countries; however, not so many enterprises actually utilize it. We asked Mr. Fumio Hirose, Deputy Director of Miyoshi & Miyoshi, patent attorney, and ex-trial examiner-in-chief of the Patent Office, for his views on the merits and demerits of the PPH.......