Use of the IPC in IP Offices, in Particular Use of the New Post-Reform Features: Use of Classification Systems at the EPO

رمز الوثيقةIPC/WK/GE/08/16-P_FOGLIA
الاجتماعات ذات الصلةIPC/WK/GE/08
تاريخ النشر5 فبراير 2008
EnglishUse of the IPC in IP Offices, in Particular Use of the New Post-Reform Features: Use of Classification Systems at the EPO

Mr. Pasquale Foglia, Director, Audio/Video Media, European Patent Office (EPO), Rijswijk, Netherlands

The presentation includes an overview of the use of classification systems for search at the EPO. The general methodology, valid in the majority of technical fields, is illustrated. Furthermore, some special fields are identified where search is done without classification, and where classification schemes have recently been simplified. Statistics on patent documentation and EPO Search Reports citations are presented. Some conclusions are drawn in relation to future developments in the IPC.

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