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popped up: you have reached daily limit !!

Post by 3do18 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:36 pm

unbelievable what happened 10 min ago, suddenly on the screen popped up the message:
this request has been rejected, you have reached your daily limit, our servers will be ready to serve you again in 13:03:32"

I don’t understand it, the same yesterday: another time limit … couldn’t find anything on epo pages,
Can someone explain it ?

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Re: popped up: you have reached daily limit !!

Post by EPO / Patent Information » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:27 am

Dear Marek,

In order to make access to Espacenet fair for all users, some technical measures are implemented. As long as the EPO’s Terms of use (Point 11. for Espacenet) are upheld, you should not encounter rejection messages. https://www.epo.org/service-support/ord ... r-use.html

As an alternative, we recommend that you use OPS to extract larger data amounts from the EPO databases: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... s/ops.html
Kind regards,

The Patent Information User Support Team

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Re: popped up: you have reached daily limit !!

Post by Frank Huang » Sun May 01, 2022 5:02 am

I had the same problem, but I'm not a robot.

I just use "espacenet" for patent searches related to previous patents.

How to solve this problem?

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Re: popped up: you have reached daily limit !!

Post by Patent Information Marketing » Tue May 03, 2022 9:34 am

Dear Frank,

We understand you concern. Downloading of a dozen of huge files or use of Espacenet at the same type by several colleagues who share the same IP address will unfortunately quickly make you reach the daily limit. However, as explained below, the daily usage limit in Espacenet is technically necessary to allow a fair access to Espacenet for all users.

Kind regards,


Andrée Lahaye
Patent Information Marketing

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