EPO and USPTO launched the Cooperative Patent Classification System
The CPC is the result of a partnership between the EPO and the USPTO in their joint effort to develop a common, internationally compatible classification system for technical documents, in particular patent publications, which will be used by both offices in the patent granting process.
2 December 2014
The 2015.01 CPC products are now available in the pre-release area.
1 December 2014
As of today, the December 2014 (2014.12) version of the CPC Scheme is now in force.