International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20090101 - Statistics

IPC Statistics

See detailed definitions of IPC statistics: IPCR_ statistics-specification_V1.06.doc (MS-Word).

See detailed IPC statistics figures: IPCR_ statistics-20090101_V1.1.doc

Summary table:

Section No. of classes No. of subclasses No. of main groups No. of subgroups Total no. of groups
CL AL CL AL CL AL CL AL CL AL
A 16 16 84 84 1'095 1106 1367 7349 2'462 8455
B 37 37 165 167 1'782 1978 2'361 14'595 4'143 16'573
C 21 21 91 93 1'304 1326 1124 13'121 2'428 14447
D 9 9 39 39 349 350 179 2'611 528 2'961
E 8 8 31 31 317 318 454 2'900 771 3218
F 18 18 95 97 1'040 1041 858 7'294 1'898 8'335
G 14 14 79 79 683 696 1'861 6'805 2'544 7501
H 6 6 49 49 532 537 1'898 7'172 2'430 7'709
Total 129 129 633 639 7'102 7'352 10'102 61'847 17'204 69'199

 

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
CL AL CL AL CL AL CL AL CL AL CL AL CL AL
EN 926 1161 151 306 6 3 66 68 17 20 0 0 1166 1558
FR 928 1171 151 312 6 3 66 68 12 12 0 0 1163 1566
Total 1854 2332 302 618 12 6 132 136 29 32 0 0 2329 3124

 

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