Weblink from any API

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kratik saxena
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Weblink from any API

Post by kratik saxena » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:13 pm

Hi,
Can we get weblink to espacenet of any patent number from any API?

I am a registered non-paid user. I am already extracting biblio and family data from OPS. Need web link to espacenet so that i can hyperlink also.


gerben
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Re: Weblink from any API

Post by gerben » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:44 am

After retreiving the bibliographic information it is easy to create a link to espacenet. The structure of an espacenet url is:
http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?locale=en_EP&DB=&FT=D&CC=[2 digit country code]&NR=[pub num & kind code]&KC=[kind code]
.
for EP1234567B1 this would result in:
http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?locale=en_EP&DB=&FT=D&CC=EP&NR=1234567B1&KC=B1
.

Just take any programming/scripting language and glue (concatenate) the text pieces together with the publication number variables and required html instructions into one string and output it as html hyperlink:
<a href="http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?locale=en_EP&DB=&FT=D&CC=EP&NR=1234567B1&KC=B1">EP1234567B1</a>
This should do the trick.


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Re: Weblink from any API

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:05 pm

By the way, those are only links to old Espacenet, nit to the new one. Old Espacenet will be discontinued at some point (probably not before 2021).

Regards,
Vesna for OPS


gerben
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Re: Weblink from any API

Post by gerben » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm

You're correct Vesna, it links to the old interface indeed.

Problem with the new interface is that the url's in the new interface contain the family number in addition to the publication number (https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/ ... =EP1419886). Which means that when referring to a publication number from whichever source, you have to run a check in OPS or espacenet to obtain the required data to create a hyperlink in your report. With the old addresses you could type the publication number and have a script convert it into a hyperlink.

I checked with an alternative url style (http://worldwide.espacenet.com/textdoc?IDX=EP1419886), but this one links to the old interface as well.

Does the new interface have a deeplink option that requires only a publication number? Or will the old links be redirected to the new interface. If not, we will have to update the hyperlinks in all our reports.

Gerben


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Re: Weblink from any API

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:16 pm

Hi,
At the end of the screen in New Espacenet you see 3 dots that offer 3 options (Download, Print and Share this patent). Please not that this is only on a level of a document, so you need to do a search first and choose your document.
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Under Share you get a Copy link to clipboard together with another share option and there you can create a link that does not include family number:

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/ ... P2000000A1


Have a look if this would be of use in any way. Also note that New Espacenet is still exposed to improvements and changes. There might be some better option available in the future, but for now they only offer this

Kind regards,
Vesna for OPS support


gerben
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Re: Weblink from any API

Post by gerben » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:00 pm

Works,

Thank you Vesna


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