• USPTO and KIPO Announce Launch of Cooperative Patent Classification System Pilot
  • February 3, 2014
  • Law Firm: Staas Halsey LLP - Washington Office
  • Earlier this year in June 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced the launch of a new pilot program in which KIPO will begin classifying some of its patent documents using the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC). The CPC system is a new classification system jointly managed by the USPTO and the European Patent Office (EPO). With this new pilot program, KIPO will be the first foreign patent office to begin classifying patent documents in this new system.