Database updates

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Database updates

Post by jpatent » Tue May 28, 2019 8:27 pm


are there specific times the OPS database is being updated?
For instance, when am I going to be able to see a patent that has been pusblished today (28.05.2019)?
Looking at some current results, I get the feeling there are database updates every Tuesday and Thursday. Is that corrent?

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Re: Database updates

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed May 29, 2019 1:10 pm


I am not sure which jurisdiction you mean with “data published on 28.5” but OPS, just like Espacenet, is updated daily. But we don't get all worldwide data on the day of publication (prior to publication, actually) from their respective country. So, EP data gets published every Wednesday at 14:00 and it is at the same time automatically triggered into all tools. Then we have other collections like DE and FR that are usually available on their publication date but few hours after they get publish by their respective offices. We do have countries that provide data more than only once per week, like CN and then there are many other countries that only provide us data weekly (after publication), bi-weekly, monthly or even only few times per year. You can see when what gets loaded (as far as biblio data) here: ... tions.html . This coverage gets updated every week day after 09:00 CEST.

So, the bottom line is that we update and load new biblio every day of the working week, but we only load new biblio data as we get it and when we get it from respective offices so we will not always have data on the actual publication date of such worldwide document. Many office like to reserve the right to publish new data on their website/register first.

I hope that helps you.

Vesna for OPS

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