Rest-Service Method to obtain supported country codes

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Chris Every
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Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:21 am

Rest-Service Method to obtain supported country codes

Post by Chris Every » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:35 pm

We are retrieving Legal Status Events from the OPS. Furthermore we are aware that the OPS may either not have information about the patent or information about all patents of a certain country.

The later situation relates to the coverage of legal events you publish here on the web
http://www.epo.org/searching/data/data/ ... eekly.html

In order to not send too many request to the OPS, we would like to have something like a white-list of country codes that may yield a result in the OPS. If a user tries to fetch legal events of a patent that is out of scope of your coverage we want to display immediately that there is no information available.

Currently we parse the excel file of yours, like the one linked below and feed the information into a database.
https://webserv.epo.org/projects/d5413/ ... S_1408.xls

What we would like to have is an endpoint in the rest-service where we can retrieve that information from. Since excel is not the best format to interchange information between computer systems.

Something like

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#########
# request #
#########
http://ops.epo.org/3.1/rest-services/legal/supported-countries

###########
# response #
###########
{
  "countries": [
    {
      "country": {
        "name": "Argentinia",
        "availability": [
          {
            "country_code": "AR",
            "from": "2004-01-08T00:00:00Z",
            "to": "2013-10-31T23:59:59Z"
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "country": {
        "name": "Austria",
        "availability": [
          {
            "country_code": "AT",
            "from": "1970-11-15T00:00:00Z",
            "to": "2014-02-15T23:59:59Z"
          },
          {
            "country_code": "WO",
            "from": "1995-02-01T00:00:00Z",
            "to": "2011-11-30T23:59:59Z"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Is there any chance to see something like this some when?


EPO / OPS Support
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Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:32 pm

Re: Rest-Service Method to obtain supported country codes

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:16 am

Dear user,

I am very sorry, but there are no plans to do anything like that in the future. Please not that OPS is a free service retrieving raw data and not a database and that EPO is not a commercial provider but only a patent office that offers to users same information as our examiners are using in their daily work.

Kind regards,

OPS support


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