PDF/Images of some Patents missing in OPS/Espacenet

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PDF/Images of some Patents missing in OPS/Espacenet

Post by patentmaster » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:46 pm


I've noticed that some patents in pdf and image form are missing from OPS/Espacenet for ex. if one searches for EP0100022B1 in Espacenet or OPS one cannot retrieve pdf/images; EP0100022A1 appears to be present in OPS but not Espacenet. On the other hand Google patents has them in pdf form.

Is there any reason why?


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Re: PDF/Images of some Patents missing in OPS/Espacenet

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:33 am


EP A1 is present in Espacenet and in OPS which makes sense because OPS if feeding Espacenet: ..../published-data/publication/docdb/EP0100022.A1/images
https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publica ... 22A1&KC=A1

EP B1 is really not there and we already informed the team in charge to load the PDF asap.

Thank you for your feedback on this,

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