Problem when accessing PDF document of EP2706864A2

#1

Problem

A user reported that she wasn’t able to retrieve the document PDF of EP2706864A2 properly. After checking [1], we found that while EPO’s European publication server does return a valid response, it’s actually of type text/html and returns a HTML document referencing the corresponding WO document at WIPO:
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Thoughts

We don’t want [2] to yield mixed text/html or application/pdf responses.

Proposal

We will try to mitigate this issue appropriately, either by skipping the European publication server by only considering responses with Content-Type: application/pdf as valid, or - maybe later - by trying to follow the reference to WIPO. We are also tracking this issue inline with Use EPO publication server for obtaining PDFs of EP publications by aghster · Pull Request #12 · ip-tools/ip-navigator · GitHub.

[1] https://data.epo.org/publication-server/pdf-document?cc=EP&pn=2706864&ki=A2
[2] https://patzilla.ip-tools.io/api/pdf/EP2706864A2

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#2

Workaround

By going to “External sources » PDF and Images » OPS” like depicted here
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you can explicitly request the PDF document from OPS, in turn yielding a placeholder document [1,2] displaying a reference to the document WO 2012/153305.

[1] https://patzilla.ip-tools.io/api/ops/EP2706864A2/pdf/all
[2] EP2706864A2.pdf (14.7 KB)

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Problem when printing PDF document of EP1508424A1
#3

Solution

After fixing this issue, all placeholders

will now deliver corresponding PDF documents again.

Examples


Enjoy your research.

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closed #4
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