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Post by Makuro » Sun Apr 16, 2023 7:30 am

What happens to the previous H01L-CPC-Classification in case of the introduction of the new H10? Do H01L-CPC instances which do not correlate to any new H10 instances simply disappear or are they somehow continued? Is the "H01L-CPC" still searchable for applications where it has already been assigned? And if this is possible- does the CPC-viewer allow to display the old "H01L-CPC" and its contents?

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Re: H10

Post by EPO / EPAL Team » Mon Apr 17, 2023 1:45 pm

This reclassification is not yet completed so we have forwarded your enquiry to our experts. Until we get their answer, we can already tell you that the CPC viewer, available via ESPACENET contains a option to display notes and warning (toggle found in the menu under the classification search field). The H01L note mentions that this subclass is residual to class H10.
For further details, please see also the IPC Revision Concordance List published by the WIPO at https://ipcpub.wipo.int/?notion=rcl&ver ... mode=smart
Furthermore CPC related material such as scheme files, notices of changes, concordances, etc.. are available in the pre-release area of the CPC website at https://www.cooperativepatentclassifica ... rereleases

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User Services Team

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