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USPTO and EPO Reach Agreement on Principles of Cooperative Patent Classification System

From the United States Patent and Trademark Office : Washington - The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) are pleased to report that agreement was reached on the principles of the new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) at a meeting at the USPTO...

USPTO and EPO Publish Advance Version of Cooperative Patent Classification System Ahead of January Launch

From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Easier path to patent granting for applicants to both Offices WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) today announced early publication of a classification system...

Podcast - An Overview of the New Cooperative Patent Classification System

The Cooperative Patent Classification system, known as CPC, is being developed jointly by two of the largest patent offices in the world: the EPO and the USPTO, and it goes live on January 1, 2013. This strategic collaboration harnesses the best classification practices of the USPTO and EPO and sets...