International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20140101 - Statistics

IPC Statistics

See detailed definitions of IPC statistics: IPC_statistics-specification_V2.2.doc (MS-Word).

See detailed IPC statistics figures: IPC_statistics-20140101_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 1'106 7'492 8'598
B 37 168 1'985 14'873 16'858
C 21 87 1'321 13'155 14'476
D 9 39 350 2'700 3'050
E 8 31 323 3'034 3'357
F 18 97 1'064 7'487 8'551
G 14 81 696 7'337 8'033
H 6 51 546 7'968 8'514
Total 129 638 7'391 64'046 71'437

 

 

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 795 637 51 49 50 0 1582
FR 611 637 51 49 234 0 1582
Total 1406 1274 102 98 284 0 3164

 

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