Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

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dtandon
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Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

Post by dtandon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:29 am

Hi,

Is there an API to retrieve the Bibliographic Data in PDF Format?

Thanks,
Devashi


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Re: Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:56 am

Hi,

OPS and EP Publication server both offer API for loading image data in PDF's, yes: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... vices.html

OPS FAQ's can help explain how to download PDF's: https://www.epo.org/searching-for-paten ... s/faq.html

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Vesna for OPS support


dtandon
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Re: Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

Post by dtandon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:04 am

Hi Vesna,

The API: http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/pu ... ata/images

for downloading images is the only API I saw which returns data in PDF Format. However, this downloads the original document only.

Is there an alternate API for:

http://ops.epo.org/3.2/rest-services/pu ... cdb/biblio

which downloads the Bibliographic Information in PDF Format?


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Re: Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:25 pm

Hi,

There is no such thing as biblio in PDF, at least I never saw any at any patent office. If you want Biblio only you always only download 1st page of any publication.

Biblio by definition is everything on the first page of any patent publication that follows WIPO's standard minus representative drawing from that first page.
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Regards,
Vesna for OPS support


dtandon
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Re: Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

Post by dtandon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:58 pm

Hi,

I was looking for Bibliography PDF in English for non-English Patent Documents. The way it is shown when we directly do patent search in espacenet.

Downloading 1st page PDF from image document doesn't give the information in English for those documents that are not in English.

Thanks,
Devashi


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Re: Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:28 am

Hi,

The only thing you can get from our webservices is biblio in XML or JSON as in the picture. You can transfer any XML into PDF on your end if you prefer, but we don't offer any other output format than XML or JSON for biblio.

The URL as in the picture is: .../rest-services/published-data/publication/docdb/EP3432505/biblio
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Please note that not all biblio is in English but the biblio that is in EN in Espacenet would also be in EN in OPS.

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Vesna for OPS support


dtandon
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Re: Retrieving Bibliographic Data in PDF Format

Post by dtandon » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:33 pm

Hi Vesna,

Thanks for the update.

Thanks,
Devashi


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