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CPC Workshop by USPTO and EPO

  • 02 May 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Terrace West


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Christopher Kim, USPTO; and Dr. Pierre Held, EPO.


  • Basic concepts of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)
    • Scheme, definitions, concordances so users know how to use the CPC scheme 
    • Definitions and other CPC tools/aids in using CPC
  • Differences between CPC and USPC
  • USPTO and EPO practices in classifying into CPC
    • When/how does the USPTO/EPO allocate CPC?
    • How can they change over time?
  • CPC updating process (revisions, scheme changes)
  • CPC; IT aspects (CPCDB, data dissemination, services)


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