Website launched on Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)

The EPO and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have launched a website on the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC), a joint project aimed at developing a classification scheme for inventions that will be used by both offices.

The website,, contains detailed information about the new classification scheme and the project's progress for staff at the EPO, USPTO and other patent offices as well as industry and the user community.