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Statistics on PPH requests

  • Date Posted:2016-08-08

TIPO is currently running PPH programs with the US, Japan, Spain, and Korea. In Taiwan-US PPH, which was launched in September 2011, the number of requests has been increasing. In 2015, there were 327 PPH requests; from January to June 2016, there were 158 requests. In total, TIPO has received 1,368 requests.


Taiwan-Japan PPH began in May 2012 and was later optimized to PPH MOTTAINAI in May 2014. The number of requests has been increasing rapidly. In 2015, there were already 523 requests; from January to June 2016, there were 223 requests. In total, TIPO has received 1,962 requests.


In Taiwan-Korea PPH, which began in July 2015, there have been tangible results. A total of 13 requests were made as of June 2016. In Taiwan-Spain PPH, one request has been made.


The average first OA pendency for a PPH request is 57.6 days; the average disposal pendency is 136.6 days. However, the average first OA pendency for ordinary procedure is 402 days; the average disposal pendency is 634.2 days. In comparison, PPH mechanism actually allows for faster and more efficient prosecution of patent applications. To access PPH statistics, please go to:
http://www.tipo.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=7483&CtUnit=3629&BaseDSD=7&mp=1