Important notification regarding the upcoming changes to the schema's (xsd) of the CPC scheme and definitions

12 January 2015

The EPO and USPTO have agreed to introduce improvements to the schema's of the CPC scheme and definitions.

The changes will enter into force with the April 2015 scheme revisions.

The full set of files for scheme and definitions comprising these changes will be available in the pre-release area of the present website on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

A detailed document describes and illustrates the upcoming changes. This document is supported with sample files that will illustrate in more detail the changes, including the xsd's. The content of data in the sample files might not reflect the current official data, however the format is according to the introduced changes.