IPC Navigation

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Navigation and searching the IPC

We offer you several options to search for the appropriate IPC classification symbols:

  • IPC-Verzeichnis: To go to a specific place within the IPC
  • IPC-Recherche: Search for catchwords within the complete text of the IPC
  • IPC-Konkordanz: To display the differences between the corresponding IPC versions


Once you have found the correct spot in the IPC index, you can directly transfer the selected IPC symbol to a search query in DEPATISnet by clicking on the magnifying glass, which will display a result list with the corresponding patent publications.


Last updated: 20 October 2020