Public Data Search containing 'ct='

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mibketek
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Public Data Search containing 'ct='

Post by mibketek » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:40 pm

Hello,

I'm trying to do searches with citations of a given patent and have problems with it. I tried a few things in the developers area, I don't understand:

ct = DE102012213130 or ct = WO2014016180 or ct = EP2878004 or ct = JP6120962 or ct = US9797848 or ct = US2018038810 or ct = WO2013159049 or ct = US9182362 or ct = EP2839498
- GET /3.2/rest-services/published-data/search?q=ct%20%3D%20DE102012213130%20or%20ct%20%3D%20WO2014016180%20or%20ct%20%3D%20EP2878004%20or%20ct%20%3D%20JP6120962%20or%20ct%20%3D%20US9797848%20or%20ct%20%3D%20US2018038810%20or%20ct%20%3D%20WO2013159049%20or%20ct%20%3D%20US9182362%20or%20ct%20%3D%20EP2839498 HTTP/1.1

This one works fine. However, if I remove most of the patents using only the first two (and many other combinations I've tried):

ct = DE102012213130 or ct = WO2014016180
- GET /3.2/rest-services/published-data/search?q=ct%20%3D%20DE102012213130%20or%20ct%20%3D%20WO2014016180 HTTP/1.1

It won't work, giving: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Furthermore, if I would combine the first query with a publication date:

(ct = DE102012213130 or ct = WO2014016180 or ct = EP2878004 or ct = JP6120962 or ct = US9797848 or ct = US2018038810 or ct = WO2013159049 or ct = US9182362 or ct = EP2839498) and pd>=01.01.2015
- GET /3.2/rest-services/published-data/search?q=(ct%20%3D%20DE102012213130%20or%20ct%20%3D%20WO2014016180%20or%20ct%20%3D%20EP2878004%20or%20ct%20%3D%20JP6120962%20or%20ct%20%3D%20US9797848%20or%20ct%20%3D%20US2018038810%20or%20ct%20%3D%20WO2013159049%20or%20ct%20%3D%20US9182362%20or%20ct%20%3D%20EP2839498)%20and%20pd%3E%3D01.01.2015 HTTP/1.1

It also won't work anymore, giving: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

I'm really lost with this, any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Public Data Search containing 'ct='

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:48 am

Hi,

1.) Are you trying to search for "citing" - forward or "cited" backward citations?
What you are searching below is if any of your numbers have been cited in other applications, this is also the reason why your second search gives 0, not DE or WO was cited in other publications (citing references) (or we don't have such publications loaded in our database). To see citations of DE and WO document (cited references), you have to do normal search for the number in OPS Published services and with biblio constituent and then you will have citations in bibliographic data of those patents
2.) you don't need "ct=" before every number when you are anyway using brackets
3.) your publication date format is wrong, it should be 20150101

Regards,
Vesna for OPS support


mibketek
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Re: Public Data Search containing 'ct='

Post by mibketek » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi,

Thank you very much for your fast answer! This helped me a lot!

I'm trying to search for patents citing the given documents. So the given error would also appear if no results are found?

Best regards,


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Re: Public Data Search containing 'ct='

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:06 pm

Yes, this comes up when nothing was found. If you have a look at OPS documentation on the website you will see other error messages that could appear as well and what exactly they mean: posting.php?mode=reply&f=35&t=7889

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