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
1 January 2020
The 2020.01 version of the CPC scheme is now in force.
7 January 2020
The 2020.02 version of the CPC scheme is now available in the Pre-release area.