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
5 January 2021
The 2021.02 version of the CPC scheme is now available in the Pre-release area.
Since 1 January 2021 the 2021.01 version of the CPC scheme is in force.