CNIPA: First Relationship Table of Strategic Emerging Industry Classification and IPC 2021

March 16, 2021

The CNIPA recently published the first "Relationship Table of Strategic Emerging Industry Classification and International Patent Classification (2021) (Trial)".

The compilation of the Table is based on the "Classification of Strategic Emerging Industries (2018)", it makes direct comparison of industries with priority placed in the location of application, provides practical guideline in the relationship of 9 major strategic emerging industries such IT, high-end equipment manufacturing, new material, biological, EV, new energy, energy reservation and environmental protection, digital creation, and the related services, with the international patent classification; A total of 1,872 comparisons are listed, involving 40 second-level classifications of strategic emerging industries, 8 divisions, 89 major categories, 317 sub-categories, 2,893 major groups, and 35,473 groups of the International Patent Classification.

(Source: CNIPA website)