MPEP 903
Classification in USPC

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Last Revised in February 2023

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903    Classification in USPC [R-07.2022]

Utility patents, applications, and patent application publications receive a classification designation under the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system. Only design and plant applications/patents and plant application publications receive classification designations under USPC. See MPEP § 905 for information on CPC.