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Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Master Classification File (MCF) for U.S. Patent Applications (2001 - Present)

Metadata Updated: July 15, 2022

Contains Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) classification information for all Utility patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from 2001 to present. It is available as XML with schemas or text monthly (usually by the 15th of the month).

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Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 15, 2022
Data Update Frequency R/P1M

Metadata Source

Harvested from Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 15, 2022
Publisher Classifications
Identifier EIP-5713P-OL
Data First Published 2016-01-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-12-10
Primary IT Investment UII
Category published patent application, pre-grant publications, pgpubs, class, classification, subclass, subclassification
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1M
Bureau Code 006:51
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Format xml
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Harvest Source Id bce99b55-29c1-47be-b214-b8e71e9180b1
Harvest Source Title Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source
Homepage URL
Program Code 006:070
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Federal Government > Department of Commerce (DOC) > U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) > Classifications
Related Documents,
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash b8d928f7995bf90351db4ae884b59013986606ec
Source Schema Version 1.1
System of Records
Temporal 2001-03-15/2022-12-31

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