LexisNexis TotalPatent family-and-legal-and-biblio-retrieval

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singhv8
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LexisNexis TotalPatent family-and-legal-and-biblio-retrieval

Post by singhv8 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:07 am

Hi,

I am from the LexisNexis TotalPatent team and recently we have been facing issues while retrieving the INPADOC family view using OPS soap services. We were informed that there have been few restrictions places on the usage and hence we registered with OPS services and generated the access_token as mentioned in section 2.3 - Registration & OPS Fair use policy of http://documents.epo.org/projects/babyl ... 2_5_en.pdf.

We tried sending this token in authorization header along with below SOAP request but it did not make any difference if the added token was valid or not.

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:ops="http://ops.epo.org" xmlns:exc="http://www.epo.org/exchange"><soapenv:H ... -reference data-format="docdb" ><exc:document-id><exc:country>WO</exc:country><exc:doc-number>2009045040</exc:doc-number><exc:kind>A2</exc:kind></exc:document-id></exc:publication-reference></ops:family-and-legal-and-biblio-retrieval></soapenv:Body></soapenv:Envelope>

We are using the URL http://ops.epo.org/soap-services/family ... -retrieval for making SOAP request. Could you please let us know if this URL supports the authentication by access_token?


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Re: LexisNexis TotalPatent family-and-legal-and-biblio-retri

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:50 pm

Dear user,

You are referring to old documentation, you have to use OPS version 3.1 documentation - version 1.2.6 at http://www.epo.org/searching/free/ops/d ... ation.html
and use API Console for testing: https://developers.epo.org/

Also, as user of OPS you should rather send your queries as usual to our inbox instead of this forum, it would be easier for us to deal with it.

OPS support


singhv8
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Re: LexisNexis TotalPatent family-and-legal-and-biblio-retri

Post by singhv8 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:09 pm

I have verified the latest document OPS version 3.1 documentation - version 1.2.6 as you mentioned. I cannot see much difference between the two documents as per the section 2.3 - Registration & OPS Fair use policy.
In our case, the app uses URL http://ops.epo.org/soap-services/family ... -retrieval. A SOAP request is passed to retrieve the info as mentioned in above post. In the documentation it is given that, after retrieving access_token, the token has to be passed in authorization header and the URL that is mentioned is https://ops.epo.org/3.1/rest-services/p ... /EP1000000. But the URL that we are using is different as mentioned above.
So, can you please confirm us that the url http://ops.epo.org/soap-services/family ... -retrieval supports authentication with access_token.


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Re: LexisNexis TotalPatent family-and-legal-and-biblio-retri

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:54 pm

The problem is that I have no means to check your SOAP request. As you know we are asking users since years to migrate to REST because we don't really support SOAP as we do REST.

It seems to me that your SOAP request is missing /3.1/ as you can see version mentioned in REST URL. ops.epo.org/soap-..... points to old 3.0 version which is no longer available. Try ops.epo.org/3.1/soap-.... and see if it makes difference.

And please try to migrate to REST as soon as you can, we can not really be of much help when you have problems with using SOAP. By using SOAP you are also missing all newly added services and features (like OPS Register service for example).

Kind regards,

OPS support


RohiniTuraga
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Re: LexisNexis TotalPatent family-and-legal-and-biblio-retri

Post by RohiniTuraga » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:38 pm

Thanks. The URL with new version 3.1 supports authentication with access_token.
We are retrieving this access_token as registered non payee users. So, can you please let us know what would be the access_limit for single registration users?




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