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
19 August 2019
The CPC International project is launched in the week-end of 24-25 August 2019. It will enable all CPC allocations to be stored at simple patent family level, irrespective of the generating office.