Technical boards of appeal by IPC in 2022

This table shows the International Patent Classification (IPC) and the corresponding technical board of appeal based on the currently valid business distribution scheme 2022 and its amendments.

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IPC 8 Board
A - Human necessities
A01 (exc. H, K67, N) 3.2.04
A01H 3.3.04
A01K67 3.3.04
A01N 3.3.02
A21 (exc. D) 3.2.04
A21D 3.3.01
A22 3.2.04
A23 (exc. N) 3.3.09
A23N 3.2.04
A24 (exc. B15) 3.2.01
A24B15 3.3.01
A41 3.2.06
A42 3.2.06
A43D 3.2.04
A43 (exc. D)
3.2.01
A44 3.2.01
A45 3.2.01
A46 3.2.06
A47 (exc. B, C, F, G)
3.2.04
A47B 3.2.01
A47C 3.2.01
A47F
3.2.01
A47G
3.2.01
A61 (exc. B1 appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18, C, F, K, L, M5/178-5/34, M25 exc. appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18, N, P, Q) 3.2.02
A61B1 (only appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18);  3.2.08
A61C 3.2.08
A61F (exc. 13-17) 3.2.08
A61F13-17 3.2.06
A61K101-135 3.3.07
A61K31 3.3.01
A61K33 3.3.07
A61K35 3.3.01
A61K36 3.3.01
A61K38 3.3.04
A61K39 3.3.04
A61K41 3.3.01
A61K45 3.3.01
A61K47 3.3.07
A61K48 3.3.01
A61K49-51 3.3.07
A61K6 3.3.07
A61K7/00-7/38 (exc. 7/11-7/135) 3.3.07
A61K7/11-7/135 3.3.10
A61K7/40-7/48 3.3.10
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q1/00-5/04) 3.3.07
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q13) 3.3.10
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q15) 3.3.07
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q17) 3.3.10
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q19/00-19/08) 3.3.10
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q5/06-5/10), 13, 17, 19), (exc. appeals T0260/21, T0371/21. T0478/21, T0774/21, T0803/21) 3.3.10
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q5/12-11/02) 3.3.07
A61K8 (in so far as the supplementary classification is A61Q90) 3.3.07
A61K8 (only appeals T0260/21, T0371/21, T0478/21, T0774/21, T0803/21) 3.3.09
A61K9 3.3.07
A61L (only appeal T0294/21) 3.3.09
A61L (exc. appeal T0294/21)
3.3.10
A61M5/178-5/34
3.2.01
A61M25 (only appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18) 3.2.08
A61N 3.4.01
A61P
3.3.01
A61Q1/00-5/04 3.3.07
A61Q5/06-5/10 3.3.10
A61Q5/13 3.3.10
A61Q15 3.3.07
A61Q5/17 3.3.10
A61Q5/19 3.3.10
A61Q19 (only appeals T0710/21, T0711/21) 3.3.09
A61Q5/06-5/10, 13, 17, 19 (exc. appeals T0710/21, T0711/21) 3.3.10
A61Q5/12-11/02 3.3.07
A61Q90 3.3.07
A62 (exc. D) 3.2.04
A62D 3.3.05
A63 3.2.04
A99 3.2.04
B — Performing operations, transporting (top of page)
B01 (exc. D53/00-53/24, without appeals T0981/19, T0052/20; D61-71; without appeals T0192/20, T0214/21; F17; J19-49) 3.3.05
B01D15/08-15/42 3.3.05
B01D53/00-53/24 (exc. appeals T0981/19, T0052/20), D61-71 (exc. appeals T0192/20, T0214/21)
3.3.02
B01F17 3.3.06
B01J19-49 3.3.06
B02 3.2.07
B03 (exc. D) 3.2.07
B03D 3.3.05
B04 3.2.07
B05 3.2.07
B06 3.4.03
B07 (exc.C) 3.2.07
B07C 3.5.02
B08 3.2.07
B09 3.2.07
B21 (exc. B) 3.2.08
B21B 3.2.03
B22 3.2.03
B23 3.2.01
B24 3.2.07
B25 3.2.07
B26 3.2.07
B27 (exc. K) 3.2.07
B27K 3.3.05
B28 3.2.07
B29 (exc. C49 appeals Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20; exc. C51 appeals Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20) 3.2.05
B29C49 (only appeals Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20), B29C51 (only appeals Txxxx/17, Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20), 3.2.07
B30 3.2.07
B31 3.2.05
B32 3.3.06
B33
3.2.07
B41 3.2.05
B42 (exc. B42D appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20)
3.2.05
B42D appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20
3.4.03
B43 3.2.05
B44 3.2.05
B60 (exc. L, M) 3.2.01
B60L 3.5.02
B60M 3.5.02
B61 (exc. L) 3.2.01
B61L 3.5.05
B62 (exc. B, M) 3.2.01
B62B 3.2.06
B62M 3.2.06
B63 3.2.01
B64 3.2.01
B65 (exc. H) 3.2.07
B65H 3.2.05
B66B
3.2.06
B66 (exc. B)
3.2.01
B67 3.2.07
B68 3.2.06
B81 3.4.02
B82 3.4.02
B99 3.2.05
C — Chemistry, metallurgy (top of page)
C01 3.3.05
C02 3.3.05
C03B 3.2.07
C03C 3.3.05
C04 3.3.05
C05 3.3.05
C06 3.3.05
C07 (exc. B, C, D appeals T0007/18, T2310/18, T1245/19, T1358/19, T1425/19, T1700/19, T2130/19, T2182/19, T2673/19, T3135/19, H21; K1, 2, 14-19) 3.3.02
C07B, C (exc. appeals T0068/21, T0208/21, T0291/21, T0579/21, T0917/21) 3.3.10
C07C (only appeals T0068/21, T0208/21, T0291/21, T0579/21, T0917/21) 3.3.09
C07D (only appeals T0007/18, T2310/18, T1245/19, T1358/19, T1425/19, T1700/19, T2130/19, T2182/19, T2673/19, T3135/19) 3.3.07
C07H21 3.3.08
C07K1, 2, 14-19 3.3.04
C08 (exc. J) 3.3.03
C08J 3.3.09
C09 (exc. B, C, D) J appeal T1011/21, K appeals T0386/21, T0596/21, T0690/21, T0731/21) 3.3.10
C09B, D (exc. appeals T0524/18, T1356/18, T1605/18, T1655/18, T2684/18, T0130/19, T0451/19, T1258/19, T1541/19, T1871/19, T2406/19, T3067/19, T0019/20, T0078/20, T0166/20) 3.3.02
C09C 3.3.06
C09D (only appeals T0524/18, T1356/18, T1605/18, T1655/18, T2684/18, T0130/19, T0451/19, T1258/19, T1541/19, T1871/19, T2406/19, T3067/19, T0019/20, T0078/20, T0166/20) 3.3.03
C09D (exc. appeals T0524/18, T1356/18, T1605/18, T1655/18, T2684/18, T0130/19, T0451/19, T1258/19, T1541/19, T1871/19, T2406/19, T3067/19, T0019/20, T0078/20, T0166/20) 3.3.02
C09J (only appeal T1011/21)
3.3.09
C09K (only appeals T0386/21, T0596/21, T0690/21, T0731/21) 3.3.09
C10 (exc. B, G, J, L) 3.3.02
C10B
3.2.03
C10G 3.3.06
C10J 3.3.06
C10L 3.3.06
C11 3.3.06
C12 (exc. M, N, P, Q)
3.3.02
C12M 3.3.08
C12N (exc. N15/82-15/84)
3.3.08
C12N15/82-15/84
3.3.04
 C12P 3.3.08
 C12Q 3.3.08
C13 (exc. B5, 15) 3.3.01
C13B15 3.2.07
C13B5 3.2.07
C14B 3.2.07
C14C 3.3.06
C21 3.3.05
C22 3.3.05
C23 3.2.03
C25 3.3.05
C30 3.3.05
C40B10/00 3.3.08
C40B20/00 3.5.01
C40B20/02, 40/12, 40/14 3.3.03
C40B20/04 3.4.03
C40B20/06 3.5.01
C40B20/08 3.4.01
C40B30/00 3.5.01
C40B30/02 3.5.01
C40B30/04-30/08 3.3.08
C40B30/10 3.4.01
C40B40/00 3.3.02
C40B40/02 3.3.08
C40B40/04 3.3.02
C40B40/06-40/10 3.3.08
C40B40/12 3.3.03
C40B40/14 3.3.03
C40B40/16 3.3.02
C40B40/18 3.3.05
C40B50/00 3.3.10
C40B50/02 3.5.01
C40B50/04 3.3.10
C40B50/06 3.3.08
C40B50/08 3.3.10
C40B50/10 3.3.08
C40B50/12 3.3.10
C40B50/14 3.3.10
C40B50/16 3.3.08
C40B50/18 3.3.10
C40B60 3.2.06
C40B70/00 3.4.03
C40B80/00 3.3.02
C40B99/00 3.3.02
C99 3.3.02
D — Textiles, paper (top of page)
D01 (exc. C, F) 3.2.06
D01C 3.3.06
D01F 3.3.06
D02 3.2.06
D03 3.2.06
D04 3.2.06
D05 3.2.06
D06 (exc. L-Q) 3.2.06
D06L-Q 3.3.06
D07 3.2.06
D15/08-D15/42
3.3.05
D21 (exc. C, H) 3.2.07
D21C 3.3.06
D21H 3.3.06
D53/00-53/24
3.3.02
D61-71
3.3.02
D99 3.2.06
E — Fixed constructions (top of page)
E01 (exc. C19,23)
3.2.03
E01C19,23 3.2.01
E02-04 3.2.03
E05 3.2.08
E06 3.2.08
E21
3.2.01
E99 3.2.03
F — Mechanical engineering, lighting, heating, weapons, blasting  (top of page)
F01 3.2.06
F02 3.2.04
F03 (exc. H) 3.2.04
F03H 3.4.03
F04 3.2.04
F15 3.2.05
F16B-H 3.2.08
F16J-T (exc. L appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20; exc. M appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20) 3.2.05
F16L (only appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20), F16M (only appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20)  3.2.07
F17 3.2.05
F21 3.2.01
F22 3.2.03
F23 (exc. N) 3.2.03
F23N 3.5.02
F24 3.2.03
F25 3.2.03
F26 3.2.03
F27 3.2.03
F28 3.2.03
F41 (exc. G) 3.2.01
F41G 3.5.02
F42 3.2.01
F99 3.2.08
G — Physics (top of page)  
G01B-N (exc. N33) 3.4.02
G01N33 3.3.01
G01P 3.4.01
G01Q 3.4.02
G01R 3.4.01
G01S 3.4.01
G01T 3.4.01
G01V 3.4.03
G01W 3.4.02
G02 3.4.02
G03 (exc. C, F7/00-7/085, 7/42, G9/08-9/135) 3.4.03
G03C 3.3.06
G03F7/00-7/085 3.3.09
G03F7/42 3.3.09
G03G9/08-9/135 3.3.09
G04 3.5.02
G05 3.5.03
G06 (exc. F3, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 30, 40, K, Q, T) 3.5.06
G06F16, 17 (exc. 60) 3.5.07
G06F19 3.5.05
G06F3 3.5.05
G06F11 3.5.07
G06F12 3.5.05
G06F13 3.5.05
G06F15 3.5.07
G06F16, 17 (exc. 60), 30, 40 3.5.07
G06F17/60 (exc. appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/19) 3.5.01
G06F17/60 (only appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/19) 3.4.03
G06K (exc. 9)
3.4.01
G06K9 3.5.06
G06Q (exc. appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/19) 3.5.01
G06Q (only appeals Txxxx/15, Txxxx/16, Txxxx/19) 3.4.03
G06T 3.5.04
G07 (exc. B, C (only appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20, Txxxx/21)) 3.4.03
G07B (exc. 15) 3.5.02
G07B15 3.5.05
G07C (only appeals Txxxx/18, Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20, Txxxx/21)
3.4.02
G08 (exc. G)
3.5.02
G08G
3.5.05
G09 (exc. B, F, G) 3.4.01
G09B (only appeals Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20, Txxxx/21) 3.4.02
G09B (exc. appeals Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20, Txxxx/21) 3.4.03
G09F 3.4.03
G09G (only appeals Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20, Txxxx/21) 3.4.02
G09G (exc. appeals Txxxx/19, Txxxx/20, Txxxx/21) 3.4.03
G10 3.4.01
G11 3.5.07
G12 3.4.01
G16
3.5.05
G21 3.4.01
G99 3.4.01
H — Electricity (top of page )
H01B, F, H, K, R, T 3.5.02
H01C 3.4.03
H01G 3.4.03
H01J 3.4.03
H01L (exc. 51/00, 51/30, 51/46, 51/54), 3.4.03
H01L51/00 3.3.09
H01L51/30 3.3.09
H01L51/46 3.3.09
H01L51/54 3.3.09
H01M 3.3.05
H01P 3.4.01
H01Q 3.4.01
H01S (exc. 3/14-3/227) 3.4.03
H01S3/14-3/227 3.3.09
H02S
3.4.03
H02 (exc. S)
3.5.02
H03 (exc. M)
3.5.02
H03M
3.5.03
H04 (exc. L 1-27, N) 3.5.03
H04L (exc. 29) 3.5.05
H04N 3.5.04
H05 (exc. B appeals Txxxx/19, without T0294/19, T0730/19, T1356/19, T1472/19, T1690/19, T1691/19, T2933/19, F, G, K) 3.4.01
H05B (only appeals Txxxx/19, without T0294/19, T0730/19, T1356/19, T1472/19, T1690/19, T1691/19, T2933/19) 3.4.02
H05F 3.4.03
H05G 3.4.02
H05K 3.4.03
H99 3.5.02

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