DOCDB sample file

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DOCDB sample file

Post by jpatent » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:42 pm

i downloaded the sample file from DOCDB after looking at ...
awData.pdf .
But in none of the downloaded files all criteria are met.In the first file is missing the abstract, in the second file is missing the applicant and in the third is missing the inventor and the applicant.
Is it cause its a sample file?

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Re: DOCDB sample file

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:59 pm

Yes, of course. It also depends on the document and the file you have been looking at; almost as a general rule, we can load abstract and in certain cases also names later as the basic biblio will get loaded. This is why we have Amend files that are publisched on Tuesdays.We wrote an article about it in this year's Patent Information News that is also available as online version on our website. I can not attach the link now but you should be able to find all 2016 versions on our home page.

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