Can "legal" data be retrieved in bulk?

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Qbertron3000
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Can "legal" data be retrieved in bulk?

Post by Qbertron3000 » Fri May 15, 2020 11:19 pm

Sorry, I am complete beginner with this stuff so I hope this is all worded correctly.

Is there a way to pass multiple ":PUB" values to the following endpoint:

http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/fa ... blio,legal

Basically, I would like to run a single query (with multiple PUB values) and have the results sent back as a single XML file (rather than having to manually run a search for every single PUB value I would like to enter).

I am able to pass multiple values to the "biblio" endpoint:

http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/pu ... PUB/biblio

But, I can't seem to duplicate this process with the 1st endpoint above.

Thanks!


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Re: Can "legal" data be retrieved in bulk?

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon May 18, 2020 7:25 am

Hi,

This is not doable in any other service accept for loading biblio in OPS Search. This is due to the beckend of databases used for those services. Not sure if you read OPS documentation already, but we also mention it there (look for PDF under "Further Information": https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... s/ops.html

If you need INPADOC legal events in a bulk you can get it only via bulk data set: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... padoc.html

You have same files, details and prices on the website. Bulk data set will of course only provide legal events, not the biblio but you can always connect data loaded from bulk products with any web service, so also with OPS.

Regards,

Vesna for OPS support


Qbertron3000
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Re: Can "legal" data be retrieved in bulk?

Post by Qbertron3000 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:31 pm

HI Vesna,

Great, thank you very much for the support. I briefly reviewed the documentation, but, I must have missed this section. The biblio search was the first endpoint I tried, so, it seems I just got lucky with that one :)


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