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Number of the month January: 76 422 - Number of main IPC groups and subgroups
At the turn of the year, version 2021.01 of the International Patent Classification (IPC) came into force, which you can access with DEPATISnet. Approximately 100 positions were deleted, but almost 1,000 new positions were added. The IPC now consists of 76,422 subdivisions. You can find an overview of the changes on our subpage "IPC revisions".
Last updated: 8 January 2021