WO application number format problem in OPS Number Services

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WO application number format problem in OPS Number Services

Post by rupertmayer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:29 pm

We are having trouble converting PCT application numbers from original format using Number Services.

Example: WO2013038029 (publication number)

The Biblio from OPS gives us the following Application Number in original format: ES2011/070637

Searching for this application number in Espacenet works, but I have no luck using it in Number Services. I've tried with variations such as PCT/ES2011/070637, using only 2011/070637 with ES as the country code, the same without the slashes, etc.

Unfortunately I can't post the OPS URL's I've been trying, as my post is being rejected as spam! Will try to post them in a comment.

Any ideas? Am I missing something? Any way to transform the number so it works?


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Re: WO application number format problem in OPS Number Servi

Post by rupertmayer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:30 pm

Here's the Biblio:

ops.epo.org/rest-services/published-data/publication/docdb/wo2013038029/biblio

Here are some variations I have tried, none of them works:

ops.epo.org/rest-services/number-service/application/original/WO.(PCT/ES2011/070637).20110912/epodoc
ops.epo.org/rest-services/number-service/application/original/WO.(ES2011/070637).20110912/epodoc
ops.epo.org/rest-services/number-service/application/original/ES.(2011/070637).20110912/epodoc
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Re: WO application number format problem in OPS Number Servi

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:30 am

Dear user,

Your search query should look like this if you're using Epodoc format:

http://ops.epo.org/rest-services/publis ... 637/biblio

If you want to use Docdb format you should formulate it like this:

http://ops.epo.org/rest-services/publis ... 7.W/biblio


The easiest in your case would be to search first for WO2013038029 publication and then see how OPS presents application formats (see attached picture).

http://ops.epo.org/3.0/rest-services/pu ... 637/biblio

Searching with original format is not possible in OPS.

Number service is not yet very reliable, at least not for all countries, so I would not recommend using it yet.

Kind regards,

OPS support


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