US Design Image Availibility

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look4answer
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US Design Image Availibility

Post by look4answer » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:42 pm

Dear OPS support,

Currently, I am working on a script to download US design patent images from OPS. I have notice that my script would fail to find any old US design patent information (from /rest-services/published-data/publication/docdb/US.D######/images). The "old" means any number around 420,000 and below. Are these patent images available on the OPS? If yes, how could I retrieve the information of the image before I start the download?

Thank you,
Taywin


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Re: US Design Image Availibility

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:00 pm

Dear user,

Before year 2000 (bellow D430000) we hardly have any S or S1 US documents in our collection so I don't think that our OPS is suitable service for your needs.

I would suggest that for US documents of any kind you should rather use USPTO's products or services: http://www.uspto.gov/products/online-services.jsp

Kind regards,

OPS support


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