International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20100101 - Statistics

IPC Statistics

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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 1'094 1'105 1'344 7'326 2'438 8'431
B 37 37 165 165 1'788 1'984 2'362 14'636 4'150 16'620
C 21 21 91 91 1'306 1'328 1'124 13'119 2'430 14'447
D 9 9 39 39 349 350 179 2'611 528 2'961
E 8 8 31 31 317 318 454 2'900 771 3'218
F 18 18 95 95 1'045 1'046 858 7'330 1'903 8'376
G 14 14 80 80 692 705 1'864 6'890 2'556 7'595
H 6 6 50 50 532 537 1'899 7'241 2'431 7'778
Total 129 129 635 635 7'123 7'373 10'084 62'053 17'207 69'426

 

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 274 425 107 421 7 19 51 132 4 13 0 0 443 1010
FR 262 408 107 421 7 18 51 132 16 30 0 0 443 1009
Total 536 833 214 842 14 37 102 264 20 43 0 0 886 2019

 

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