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Here we try to collect Projects and Software-Categories, which are likely to be useful as Prior Art for patents in a specific USPTO Patent Classification. We also try to direct you to the evidence that such software has been published at some given date.

Basicly this is a mapping between USPTO categories and FLOSS categories.

This list won't ever be complete, but it will point you in some directions you couldn't come up with yourself. Thus you'll have more starting points for your Prior Art search.

USPTO Patent Classification

  1. The US Patent Office's classification, which is likely a must when dealing with US patents, with the following software-related classes:

USPTO Classification <-> Publications

osapa/publication_categorization.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/19 01:22 (external edit)