IPC and Other Classification Systems: Japanese Classification System (FI, F-terms) and Quality of Reclassification

Document CodeIPC/WK/GE/08/13-S_IWASAKI
Related Meeting(s)IPC/WK/GE/08
Publication DateFebruary 4, 2008
EnglishIPC and Other Classification Systems: Japanese Classification System (FI, F-terms) and Quality of Reclassification

Mr. Susumu Iwasaki, Director, Patent Examination Policy Planning Office, Japan Patent Office (JPO), Tokyo, Japan

FI and F-term are search indices which are effective for searching JP patent documents. After the reformed IPC, with continuing incorporation of the FI scheme into the IPC reform, the quantity and quality of JP's reclassification will make a contribution to searches by other Offices.

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