Automated Download of DOCDB Front Files

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Automated Download of DOCDB Front Files

Post by dxspasojevic » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:22 am


Is there an API / page containing structured information that can be used to determine the location of the DOCDB front files that are available for download?

Right now, all that we've found is the product download page. It looks like it we could scrape the content of that page to identify front files, but we would prefer to deal with structured data.


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Re: Automated Download of DOCDB Front Files

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:14 am


We offer RESTful download option to download all our bulk data products that are available for download. I can not give you instructions here so please write to me at patent data(at) and I will send you short instructions file via email.

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