Tuesday, June 6, 2017

(Over?) Using the official EPO API … time for the Dashboard

I have been creating a watcher for a US Patent Application ID that can automatically detect any new event for any of the EPO and Global Dossier linked applications in other countries (EP, back to the US, SK, JP, CN …). For the first time I was cut off for exceeding my allocation (1.5 GB a week) at the EPO API (for my given key). I was a bit surprised as I was not mining the API actively but doing a lot of testing and prototyping. I also cache the result of all the calls locally so I don’t hit the EPO API unless I need a daily update (say of the Family Record). So I will finish my EPO API internal dashboard to keep better track of the calls.