Biblio data not available for US docs since 2020-12-24

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jalipert
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Biblio data not available for US docs since 2020-12-24

Post by jalipert » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:52 pm

Hi Vesna and OPS team,

We're experiencing an issue where bibilio data is not available for US documents (grants and pre-grant publications) that were published after 2020-12-24. Neither the docdb nor the epodoc APIs return biblio results for these documents.

Here are some example document numbers that fail to return results:
US20200398355A1
US10882172B2
US10882206B2

Do you have any information on why this data is not available?

Thanks!

Joe


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Re: Biblio data not available for US docs since 2020-12-24

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:09 pm

Hi,

Yes, since EPO is closed during Christmas some processes are not running. We only reopened today so missing data will start appearing in databases as of today onwards.

In Announcement section you will always find closure announcements, there was one published also for this year and was later update for Covid related extension of closure for additional week, ending today.

If you observer this coverage table that gets update daily you will see when exactly new data will start being loaded into our main biblio dataset: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... tions.html

Regards,
Vesna for OPS support


jalipert
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Re: Biblio data not available for US docs since 2020-12-24

Post by jalipert » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:39 pm

Good to know, thanks for the info and your fast response.

Joe


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Re: Biblio data not available for US docs since 2020-12-24

Post by ginier » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:53 am

Thanks for the clarification.


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