Cooperative Patent Classification Scheme
contributors: collaboration between EPO and USPTO
description: CPC is the outcome of an ambitious harmonization effort to bring the best practices from the EPO and USPTO together. In fact, most U.S. patent documents are already classified in ECLA. The conversion from ECLA to CPC at the EPO will ensure IPC compliance and eliminate the need for the EPO to classify U.S. patent documents. At the USPTO, the conversion will provide an up-to date classification system that is internationally compatible.
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