How to get the original application number for the publication number obtained by the response from citation response

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Leap2
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How to get the original application number for the publication number obtained by the response from citation response

Post by Leap2 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:32 am

I have queried the application number "US.201815872505.A" in docdb format to obtain the citations through the below mentioned endpoint :
http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/pu ... cdb/biblio

And the response contains the below citation data :

<references-cited>
<citation cited-phase="undefined" cited-by="applicant" sequence="1">
<patcit dnum-type="publication number" num="1">
<document-id document-id-type="epodoc">
<doc-number>US2003220294</doc-number>
<date>20031127</date>
</document-id>
<document-id document-id-type="docdb">
<country>US</country>
<doc-number>2003220294</doc-number>
<kind>A1</kind>
<date>20031127</date>
</document-id>
</patcit>
</citation>

From the response the doc number that has been obtained is a publication number "2003220294" in docdb format, how do we convert this to the original format as when i am trying to fetch the original format number from the number service as shown below, i am getting the same number again.
Below is the endpoint that i am querying with "US.2003220294.A1"
http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/nu ... b/original

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ops:world-patent-data xmlns="http://www.epo.org/exchange" xmlns:ops="http://ops.epo.org" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
<ops:meta name="status" value="pBRE003 pBRE999"/>
<ops:meta name="version" value="11.07.65"/>
<ops:standardization inputFormat="docdb" outputFormat="original">
<ops:input>
<ops:application-reference>
<document-id document-id-type="docdb">
<country>US</country>
<doc-number>2003220294</doc-number>
<kind>A1</kind>
</document-id>
</ops:application-reference>
</ops:input>
<ops:output>
<ops:application-reference>
<document-id document-id-type="original">
<country>US</country>
<doc-number>2003220294</doc-number>
<kind>A1</kind>
</document-id>
</ops:application-reference>
</ops:output>
</ops:standardization>
</ops:world-patent-data>


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Re: How to get the original application number for the publication number obtained by the response from citation respons

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18 am

Hi,

First of all, you need to watch for "status" tag that must state "successful". If it gives you a BRE or pBRE errors then this is a sign that the request was not processed correctly.
<ops:meta name="status" value="SUCCESS"/>
The number must include publication date in OPS Number Service, otherwise the chances of proper conversion result are close to none - see chapter OPS Number search in OPS documentation on the website.

But I think you have better and more efficient option if you just take an original format of your US application number that you have in a basic biblio of OPS Published services
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In this way, you do only one search (instead of also using Numbering later) and use application number for USPTO searches instead of publication number.

Most of our collections would have original application number (from electronic file, not from PDF/TIFF) in OPS, especially newer documents. OPS Number Sevice will soon be updated, at the moment is still not very reliable, especially in case of US numbers

Kind regards,
Vesna for OPS


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