International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20130101 - Statistics

IPC Statistics

See detailed definitions of IPC statistics: IPC_statistics-specification_V2.1.doc (MS-Word).

See detailed IPC statistics figures: IPC_statistics-20130101_V2.0.doc

Summary table:

Section No. of classes No. of subclasses No. of main groups No. of subgroups Total no. of groups
A 16 84 1'107 7'391 8'498
B 37 168 1'995 14'783 16'778
C 21 87 1'321 13'128 14'449
D 9 39 350 2'700 3'050
E 8 31 318 2'932 3'250
F 18 97 1'064 7'487 8'551
G 14 81 696 7'315 8'011
H 6 50 540 7'743 8'283
Total 129 637 7'391 63'479 70'870

 

 

Number of amendments of various types:

Language M
Modification (m-type)
N
New
C
Complex modification
(c-type)
D
Deletion
U
Amendment which resulted in no change
R
Renumbering
Total
of amendments
EN 863 624 70 83 14 0 1654
FR 866 624 67 83 14 0 1654
Total 1729 1248 137 166 28 0 3308

 

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Number of words included in the IPC Scheme in English Number of words included in the IPC Scheme in French