International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20150101 - Statistics

IPC Statistics

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

See detailed IPC statistics figures: IPC_statistics-20150101_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 1'108 7'605 8'713
B 38 169 1'992 14'874 16'866
C 21 87 1'321 13'155 14'476
D 9 39 350 2'700 3'050
E 8 31 323 3'087 3'410
F 18 97 1'064 7'520 8'584
G 14 81 696 7'345 8'041
H 6 51 548 8'046 8'594
Total 130 639 7'402 64'332 71'734

 

 

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 401 345 70 39 13 0 868
FR 407 345 70 39 7 0 868
Total 808 690 140 78 20 0 1736

 

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