Coopertive Patent Classification System

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SIPO and KIPO to Use Cooperative Patent Classification System

Earlier this year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office announced the formal launch of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, a global classification system for patent documents. The...more

Will Patent Classification Harmonization Based On The Cooperative Patent Classification System Strike A Chord?

As mentioned in my previous post on the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC), the International Patent Classification system (IPC), on which the CPC is based, is used by more than 100 patent offices around the...more

ECJ dismisses Spanish and Italian challenge to EU-wide unitary patent system, but obstacles remain

Summary - On 16 April 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) handed down its judgment in Joined Cases C-274/11 and 295/11 in which it dismissed the challenges brought by Spain and Italy to the other...more

The Cooperative Patent Classification System Becomes The Official Patent Classification System At The U.S. And European Patent...

Just this past January, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) each announced the launch of the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC) as the official system for classifying...more

Intellectual Property Newsletter - January 2013

In This Issue: *News From the Bench - Enough Already, Supreme Court Tells Petitioner in Mythology-Laced Opinion. - Divided Fed. Circuit Affirms Patentability of Claims to a 12-Can Dispenser...more

USPTO News Briefs - January 08, 2013

USPTO and EPO Announce Formal Launch of Cooperative Patent Classification System - On January 2, both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office announced the formal launch of the Cooperative Patent...more

Kappos Uses Blog to Highlight Benefits of Cooperative Patent Classification

At Sheldon Mak & Anderson, we recognize that innovation is your competitive edge – and it needs protection. As a full-service intellectual property firm with more than two decades of experience, we provide local, regional,...more

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