new International Patent Classification (version 8) IPC8 Thursday, 26 January 2006 9:30 amPosted by Dongmei in science related news.
From the beginning of January 2006 the new International Patent Classification (IPC8) is in force. This means that there is new, more powerful and focused possibilities of searching patent documents.
The article “esp@cenet® and the IPC Reform IPC8” on the espacenet (Europe’s Network of Patent Database) site, gives a simple description of how the IPC8 affects esp@cenet users.
The text of IPC edition 8 is available on the WIPO website at http://www.wipo.int/classifications/ipc/ipc8/.
For more detailed information about IPC 8 please see: http://ipc-reform.european-patent-office.org/index.en.php