Classification of Patent


Classification of patent is done in order to ease up and organize all the technical information. It makes finding specific topics easier. There are many classification schemes;

International Patent Classification

It divides technology world into about seventy thousand categories. It has made searching of patents very easy.

US Patent Classification

 An important national patent system. A widely used classification. US patents are a vital source of information and searches. Hence, making the classification system famous.

European Classification(ECLA)

Contains about one hundred and thirty four thousand sub divisions. And sometimes is used along IPC also.

DEKLA Classification System

An internal classification system applied to German patents.

British Classification System

Applied to all British patents.