GA C II 14 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) based on a WO-ISA established by the EPO as ISA

The PPH enables applicants whose claims have been determined to be patentable/allowable to have a corresponding application that has been filed with a PPH partner office processed in an accelerated manner while at the same time allowing the offices involved to exploit available work results. 
OJ 2012, 32
OJ 2012, 89
PCT Newsletter 10/2013, 2
Under the PCT-PPH pilot programme at the EPO, a PPH request can also be based on the latest PCT work product, i.e. the WO-ISA or the IPER. Where the EPO is the ISA (and/or IPEA) and the international application contains claims that are determined to be patentable/allowable by the EPO as ISA (and/or IPEA), the applicant may under the PCT-PPH pilot programme request accelerated examination at the JPOEPO’s PPH partner offices. The EPO maintains comprehensive PPH pilot programmes with the other IP5 offices, i.e. JPO, KIPO, SIPO and the USPTO when the application has entered the national phase before these offices., and on 1 January 2015 it launched bilateral PPH pilot programmes with CIPO (Canada), ILPO (Israel), IMPI (Mexico) and IPOS (Singapore).
The procedures and requirements for filing a request with the JPO and the USPTO for participation in the PCT-PPH pilot programme on the basis of a WO-ISA or IPER established by the EPO are available from the JPO and USPTO websites. The pilot programme runs until 28 January 2014. A revised PCT-PPH pilot programme will start in early 2014. More information will be published in the Official Journal.
Irrespective of the PPH pilot programme any applicant may request accelerated examination under the PACE programme in the procedure before the EPO as designated Office at any time. For more information on the PACE programme reference is made to points 441 ff.
OJ 2010, 352

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EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int.

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - C The EPO as ISA and SISA

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - D The EPO as an IPEA

EPO Guide for Applicants, part II Int. - E Euro-PCT procedure before the EPO as designated or elected Office

Offical Journal of the EPO