Eighth Edition of International Patent Classification Published on the Web

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 12, 2005

“The Strasbourg Agreement (of 1971) concerning the International Patent Classification provides for a common classification for patents for invention including published patent applications, utility models and utility certificates. The International Patent Classification (IPC) is a hierarchical system in which the whole area of technology is divided into a range of sections, classes, subclasses and groups. This system is indispensable for the retrieval of patent documents in the search for establishing the novelty of an invention or determining the state of the art in a particular area of technology…the eighth edition of the IPC will enter into force on January 1, 2006.” [Link]

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