International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20160101 - Statistics

IPC Statistics

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

See detailed IPC statistics figures: IPC_statistics-20160101_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 1'132 7'763 8'895
B 38 169 1'992 14'930 16'922
C 21 87 1'321 13'187 14'508
D 9 39 350 2'700 3'050
E 8 31 323 3'115 3'438
F 18 97 1'072 7'705 8'777
G 14 81 696 7'426 8'122
H 6 51 548 8'326 8'874
Total 130 639 7'434 65'152 72'586

 

 

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 130 1039 70 175 10 0 1424
FR 134 1039 88 175 6 0 1442
Total 264 2078 158 350 16 0 2866

 

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