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for an extremely fast and reliable patent download


Download and installation
Click here to download 'poxoq for patents'. You do not need to uninstall a previously installed version.

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About EPO/OPS authentication
The EPO has introduced, starting November 2013 with OPS version 3.1, an authentication procedure for accessing OPS data based on the Fair use charter. Registered OPS users are granted free access to volumes of data up 2.5 GB per week. Registered OPS users willing to pay for more substantial volumes of data can apply for access to higher volumes of data. Non-registered users only receive a small allocation of data for very low volume usage and download speed. Upon submission of registration details and approval of the registration request by the EPO, the EPO credentials ('Consumer Key' and 'Consumer Secret Key') will be generated. These credentials can be used by 'poxoq for patents' (version 1.3.1 or higher).
1) Submit your EPO registration at https://developers.epo.org/user/register
2) Wait for the EPO confirmation email
3) Log in at https://developers.epo.org/user/login
4) Click on 'MyApps', then on 'Add a new app', give it a name and click on 'Create App'
5) Once created click on the app name; your credentials ('Consumer Key' and 'Consumer Secret Key') will be displayed
6) Start 'poxoq for patents', click on the menu 'Extras - EPO/OPS Authentication' and enter these keys