Problem with OPS INPADOC services and Espacenet (Family, legal events)

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Problem with OPS INPADOC services and Espacenet (Family, legal events)

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:02 pm

Dear users,

We are currently experiencing interruptions and at times restricted access in some OPS services due to very high amount of unauthorised automated processes running in Espacenet that have consequently influence on OPS INPADOC services and are therefore also obstructing traffic and access to data for all other OPS users.

Please remember that automated access of any kind or third party software is not allowed on Espacenet. All such queries have to be directed only via OPS and via registered OPS account. OPS is especially designed to cater for exactly that purpose and gives identical data via OPS INPADOC service as Espacenet Classic and New offer via Family and Legal events sections.

Thank you in advance for your understanding,

Vesna for OPS support

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