CPC release updates handling

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cszamudio
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CPC release updates handling

Post by cszamudio » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:19 pm

Hello,

I've been trying to locate documentation on how revisions to the CPC are handled in patent entries accessed via OPS. When the CPC produces a new release, are all patents reprocessed and re-classified according to the latest release? Only applied to new patents?

Thank you for any information you might be able to provide me.

Carlos S. Zamudio


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Re: CPC release updates handling

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:49 pm

Dear Mr Zamudio,

Basically, all patents (new and old) are re-classified according to the revised scheme, however, as explained in http://www.cooperativepatentclassificat ... aq.html#Q6, the re-classification work may be done before or after making the revision of the scheme public.

Kind regards,
OPS support


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Re: CPC release updates handling

Post by cszamudio » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:47 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply. Much appreciated.

Carlos


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Re: CPC release updates handling

Post by cszamudio » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:49 pm

Just curious, is there any way one can tell (via software) when a re-processing has been preformed based on a revision?


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Re: CPC release updates handling

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:32 pm

Hi,

This is all what OPS Published services will show:

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<patent-classifications>
                    <patent-classification sequence="1">
                        <classification-scheme office="" scheme="CPC"/>
                        <section>B</section>
                        <class>28</class>
                        <subclass>B</subclass>
                        <main-group>1</main-group>
                        <subgroup>29</subgroup>
                        <classification-value>I</classification-value>
                    </patent-classification>
                    <patent-classification sequence="2">
                        <classification-scheme office="" scheme="CPC"/>
                        <section>B</section>
                        <class>28</class>
                        <subclass>B</subclass>
                        <main-group>5</main-group>
                        <subgroup>022</subgroup>
                        <classification-value>I</classification-value>
                    </patent-classification>
                    <patent-classification sequence="3">
                        <classification-scheme office="" scheme="CPC"/>
                        <section>B</section>
                        <class>28</class>
                        <subclass>B</subclass>
                        <main-group>7</main-group>
                        <subgroup>0064</subgroup>
                        <classification-value>I</classification-value>
                    </patent-classification>
                    <patent-classification sequence="4">
                        <classification-scheme office="" scheme="CPC"/>
                        <section>H</section>
                        <class>02</class>
                        <subclass>P</subclass>
                        <main-group>6</main-group>
                        <subgroup>08</subgroup>
                        <classification-value>I</classification-value>
                    </patent-classification>
                </patent-classifications>
But if you are referring to OPS classification service then you have some revision information available:
http://ops.epo.org/3.1/rest-services/cl ... tion/cpc/A

Kind regards,
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Re: CPC release updates handling

Post by cszamudio » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:03 pm

Thank you for the information. This give me what I need..

Cheers.


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