Firstpage missing

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jpatent
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Firstpage missing

Post by jpatent » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:50 pm

Dear OPS Team,

why is sometimes the firstpage link (ex. "/rest-services/published-data/images/EP/1000000/PA/firstpage") of a publication not available ?

Lets say I want the firstpage of KR102213428:
I got to the following link to see if there are any drawings to get:
http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/pu ... 428/images

The result shows me that there are drawings on page 11 which I can reach through "published-data/images/KR/102213428/B1/fullimage".
But why is there no firstpage-link to directly access one drawing ?

Best regards,
jpatent


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Re: Firstpage missing

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:16 am

Hi,

First page image is a special product when we extract and then assign 1 representative drawing as a "first page image" in a simple patent family if the family has WO, AT, FR, DE, GB , EP , CA or US family member. KR document is therefore never a publication with a First page image but if it has one of the mentioned members you can make use of that image for all members in that family.

Unfortunately, your KR example has no other family member, yet.

If it would have one you could do following search in order to see if any family member has a first page image produced and then you can use that same image for entire simple family like in my example below:
Example from the picture is: ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/published-data/publication/docdb/US.2020100250.A1/equivalents/images
example1.PNG
I hope this helps,

Vesna for OPS support


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