Due to many user requests the deployment of release 2.0 of DOCDB XML exchange has been rescheduled to week 11/2008 [date-produced 15 March 2008].
The backfile will be produced at the end of week 11/2008. The publications up to and including week 11/2008 will be covered. The file will contain the family-identifier and the publication and application numbers in EPODOC format in addition to the DOCDB format.
This exchange will contain publications updated/added/deleted in week 15/2008 and the new publications of week 16/2008. The file will contain the family-identifier, the publication and application numbers in EPODOC format in addition to the DOCDB format and the simple patent family including the abstract provided by family
High volumes of amendments due to modifications in or additions to different tables of the DOCDB (eg ECLA, ICO, abstracts) have in some instances inflated the size of the weekly DOCDB exchange to an extent that made it impossible for the subscribers to download the files within a reasonable time. This led to delays in the update process, in particular for commercial providers. Taking into account that the bandwidth of the download area is designed for the "usual" traffic and that extensions of the bandwidth cannot easily be implemented under the given limitation of resources, an intermediary solution has to be put into operation which allows swift download of the most urgent and most important parts of the weekly DOCDB exchange, and leave the rest of it for download without time pressure.
There will be
Within each archive the current packaging strategy is maintained
Depending on the size of the Amend archive, the distribution to the subscribers will be done
Implementation will be done at the same time as the DOCDB XML release 2.0.
Parallel run of release 2.0 against release 1.5 on genuine production data will be extended until and including week 16/2008.
abstract(s) when available for the publication
Release 2.0 extended with:
simple patent family
English language abstract in the family when not available for the publication
Release 1.5 is produced under the current packaging strategy
Release 2.0 is produced under the revised packaging strategy (see above)