International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20120101 - 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
A 16 84 1108 7377 8'485
B 37 166 1993 14748 16'741
C 21 86 1328 13141 14'469
D 9 39 350 2700 3'050
E 8 31 318 2932 3'250
F 18 95 1064 7464 8'528
G 14 80 694 7051 7'745
H 6 50 538 7546 8'084
Total 129 631 7393 62959 70'352

 

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 495 519 116 39 14 0 1183
FR 506 519 116 39 3 0 1183
Total 1001 1038 232 78 17 0 2366

 

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