• Every application is assigned a category in one of the major patent classification schemes to ensure it can be found in subsequent searches by patent offices and other interested parties . This collection of modules will teach you about the Cooperative Patent Classification – or CPC – system and Y02, the new classification scheme for climate change mitigation technologies.

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    • Introduction to the CPC

      This course is an introduction to the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). Designed for the needs of the general user, it contains an overview of the CPC's structure and naming conventions, along with information about the transition periods from existing systems and the main differences when searching with the CPC.

    • Y02 - climate change mitigation technologies