International Patent Classification (IPC) - IT support area - Edition 20170101 - 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 1132 7915 9047
B 38 169 1978 14982 16960
C 21 87 1321 13246 14567
D 9 39 350 2726 3076
E 8 31 323 3122 3445
F 18 97 1072 7705 8777
G 14 81 696 7488 8184
H 6 51 548 8377 8925
Total 130 639 7420 65561 72981

 

 

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 452 693 49 295 106 0 1595
FR 342 693 49 295 216 0 1595
Total 794 1386 98 590 322 0 3190

 

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