Robot Detected?

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Robot Detected?

Post by leasefetcher » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:28 pm

We're using the published-data search method to find patents for a variety of different applicants but we keep running into the CLIENT.RobotDetected error.

I don't think we're going over any quotas as it occurs after only a handful of requests.

We've tried updating the script to wait 4 seconds in between each request but we still encounter this issue.

Do you have any more info about what might trigger the robot detection?

Should we wait longer between requests?


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Re: Robot Detected?

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:38 pm


Please send me an email to patentdata (at) with your OPS UserID or User name and I will have a look.

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