A history of patent classification in the United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Published by Patent Documentation Society in Arlington, Va .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Patents -- United States -- Classification.,
  • Patents -- United States -- Classification -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Irving J. Rotkin and Kendall J. Dood.
GenreClassification.
ContributionsDood, Kendall J., Thexton, Matthew A.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 53 p. ;
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23023255M

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  1. Introduction. The United States patent classification (USPC) has evolved over more than one hundred years. Various manuals on the USPC are available on the web,,, while a book detailing the history of the USPC has been published, as have articles in this journal on the special areas of the USPC relating to the classification of ornamental designs and plants. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. patent number 10 million on J More than just a number, patent 10 million embodies the rich history and strength of the American intellectual property system dating back to the first U.S. patent, signed years ago by George Washington on J , and issued to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash.   Simply described, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property USPTO’s budget is rather uncommon among federal agencies because it operates solely on fees collected by .   The only other book I could find on the history of the patent office was a government monograph done in the 's. It was well organized, but government monographs aren't exactly written to put the flesh and blood onto the dry bones of s: 3.

Patent classification systems are largely designed for administrative purposes, limiting their value for most research purposes. To address this deficiency, Hall, Jaffe, and Trajtenberg () developed a higher-level classification for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Patent Citation Data File by aggregating U.S. Patent Classification (USPC) classes into economically relevant. The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) is a patent classification system, which has been jointly developed by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The CPC is substantially based on the previous European classification system (ECLA), which itself was a more specific and detailed version of the International Patent Classification (IPC.   The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regularly organizes or participates in continuing legal education (CLE) credit offerings across the country. Offerings cover a variety of topics. Select an individual event from the calendar below for more information. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.. The USPTO is "unique among federal agencies because it operates solely on fees collected by its users, and not on taxpayer dollars".

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Trademarks Department. Patents Department. Contact: Contact the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Staff Directory. Email: [email protected] Phone Number: Toll Free: ( am - pm, ET) TTY: Forms: Patent Forms. Government branch: Executive Department Sub. For the purposes of classification, the mark is considered a service mark only in cases where processing or transformation is effected for the account of another person. A mark is considered a trade mark in all cases where the List of Trademark Classes from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).   History and Development. Congress established the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to issue patents on behalf of the government. The Patent Office as a distinct bureau dates from the year , when a separate official in the Department of State who became known as "Superintendent of Patents" was placed in charge of patents. A patent classification is a system for examiners of patent offices or other people to categorize (code) documents, such as published patent applications, according to the technical features of their classifications make it feasible to search quickly for documents about earlier disclosures similar to or related to the invention for which a patent is applied for, and to track.