API Console in Developers Area

This space is made available to users of Open Patent Services (OPS) web-service and now also to users of EPO’s raw data subscription products such as 14.7 DOCDB - worldwide bibliographic master database, 14.11 Worldwide legal status (INPADOC), 14.12 EP full text in XML, 14.1 EBD and more.

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API Console in Developers Area

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:58 am

Dear user,

We are experiencing recurrent difficulties with our API Console https://developers.epo.org/ due to abusive behaviour of certain users. This behaviour causes the unavailability of the testing feature of the Developer’s portal. We are currently working on a more secure model for users to test our OPS service. As soon as this is going to be made available we will inform the user community accordingly.

We would like to stress again that the API Console is available uniquely for real manual testing of the services available through OPS. The testing feature of the API Console is not to be used for any kind of automated data querying or retrieval.

Automated queries must be directed to the OPS v 3.2 web service www. ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/ in combination with credentials, as described in the OPS manual: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... html#tab3 .

The EPO does not assume any responsibility for any malfunction of the testing feature of the API Console. Usage of this testing feature is considered as anonymous usage and as such is not supported for providing production stable services and does not fall under the Terms and Conditions for the usage of OPS (http://documents.epo.org/projects/babyl ... ns_en.pdf ).

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