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Statistics of the Accelerated Examination Program and Patent Prosecution Highway Program in Taiwan(30/3/2017)
Table 1: Average first action pendency under the Accelerated Examination Program (AEP)

Condition*

Reference time period

Average first action pendency (days)

Condition 1

Jan 2009 to Oct 2016

71.9

Condition 2

Jan 2010 to Oct 2016

79.5

Condition 3

Jan 2010 to Oct 2016

136.1

Condition 4

Jan 2014 to Oct 2016

       102.9

*Notes:
Condition 1: The corresponding invention application has been allowed by a foreign patent authority under substantive examination.
Condition 2: EPO, JPO or USPTO has issued an office action during substantive examination but has yet to allow the application¡¯s foreign counterpart.
Condition 3: The invention application is essential to commercial exploitation.
Condition 4: Inventions relating to green energy technologies



Table 2: Average first action pendency and average total pendency under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program

Reference time

The average first action pendency (days)

The average total pendency (days)

As of October 2016

56.8

135.1

Notes:
(1) The average first action pendency: from the day on which all required PPH documents are submitted to the issuance day of the first office action.
(2) The average total pendency: from the day on which all required PPH documents are submitted to the issuance day of a decision.