The Cooperative Patent Classification System

Will Patent Classification Harmonization Based On The Cooperative Patent Classification System Strike A Chord?

April 29, 2013
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By Morgan Heller II As mentioned in my previous post on the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC), the International Patent Classification system (IPC), on which the CPC is based, is used by more than 100 patent offices around the world, so that the choice of starting with an IPC-based classification system, i.e., the European Patent Classification [...]

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The Cooperative Patent Classification System Becomes The Official Patent Classification System At The U.S. And European Patent Offices

March 26, 2013
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By Morgan Heller II: Just this past January, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) each announced the launch of the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC) as the official system for classifying patent documents at both patent offices.  In this post, I provide a bit of an introduction to the [...]

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