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

31 May 2016

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 November 2016 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 4 October 2016.

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.