New DTD ep-patent-document

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New DTD ep-patent-document

Post by EPO / EPAL Team » Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:19 pm

The DTD ep-patent-document is used for the XML of EP publications and we inform you that the new DTD version 1.5.1 is now available in our download area under “DTD/Schema repository 14.12 - EP data”.

This XML is used, for example in the European publication server, EP full-text search and Global Patent Index – it is also available as bulk data set.

The differences with version 1.5 are as follows:
  • Addition of XML elements for CPC information
  • Addition of XML elements for erroneously filed information in Euro-PCT applications published by WIPO and republished by the EPO
Please note that:
  • this new DTD will be used in EP publications as of week 27 (Wednesday 07/07/2021)
  • EP publications published in week 27 will not have CPC and/or erroneously filed information – the availability of this information will be confirmed at a later stage

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Re: New DTD ep-patent-document

Post by EPO / EPAL Team » Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:21 pm

Contrary to what is announced in the previous post, the new DTD ep-patent-document version 1.5.1 will not be used in EP publications as of week 27 (Wednesday 07/07/2021).

The current plan is to have the DTD used in EP publications published on 01.09.2021, i.e. in the week when CPC information will be available for the first time in the XML of EP publications.

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