Citation Service

Citation services provide methods for retrieving backward or forward citations for an individual ucid or group of ucids. Responses will include patent citations only.

/citations/backward

Method(s)GET
Path/citations/backward
Parameter
ValuesDescription

@ucidString: ex. US-5551212-AOne or more space or comma-separated ucids

@extendedBoolean: 0 | 1Returns publication date, first CPC, first applicant, and inventor

@sourceBoolean: 0 | 1Returns the citation source (see Citation Sources for a list of sources)


Example I

Standard Request

wget -O- -q \
  --header 'x-user:x' \
  --header 'x-password:y' \
'http://cdws21.ificlaims.com/citations/backward?ucid=US-5551212-A'


Standard Response

{
   "status" : "success",
   "time" : "0.297",
   "citations" : [
      {
         "root" : "US-5551212-A",
         "ucids" : [
            "DE-3606826-A1",
            "US-4546875-A",
            "EP-0313721-A2",
            "US-3187480-A",
            "EP-0061805-A1",
            "US-2043419-A",
            "DE-8002686-U1",
            "DE-3138439-A1",
            "US-4905451-A",
            "US-4631900-A",
            "EP-0225665-A1",
            "US-4828110-A",
            "US-4534151-A"
         ]
      }
   ]
}


Example II

Citation Source Request

wget -O- -q \
  --header 'x-user:x' \
  --header 'x-password:y' \
'http://cdws21.ificlaims.com/citations/backward?ucid=US-5551212-A&source=1'


Citation Source Response

{
   "time" : "0.594",
   "status" : "success",
   "citations" : [
      {
         "root" : "US-5551212-A",
         "ucids" : [
            {
               "source" : "SEA",
               "ucid" : "DE-3138439-A1"
            },
            {
               "source" : "SEA",
               "ucid" : "DE-3606826-A1"
            },
# etc ...


Example III

Citation Extended Information Request

wget -O- -q \
  --header 'x-user:x' \
  --header 'x-password:y' \
'http://cdws21.ificlaims.com/citations/backward?ucid=US-5551212-A&extended=1'

Citation Extended Information Response

{
  "status" : "success",
   "time" : "0.467",
   "citations" : [
      {
         "ucids" : {
            "EP-0313721-A2" : {
               "published" : "19890503",
               "inventor" : "ODENTHAL HEINZ F",
               "applicant" : "OSTMA MASCHINENBAU GMBH",
               "cpc" : "B65D  61/00        20130101 LI20130101BHEP        "
            },
            "US-4534151-A" : {
               "inventor" : "SCHNECK HANS",
               "published" : "19850813",
               "assignee" : "A. AHLSTROM OSAKEYHTIO",
               "applicant" : "AHLSTROEM OY",
               "cpc" : "Y10T  83/394       20150401 LA20150409BCEP        "
            },
# etc.


/citations/forward

Method(s)GET
Path/citations/forward
Parameter
ValuesDescription

@ucidString: ex. US-5551212-AOne or more space or comma-separated ucids

@extendedBoolean: 0 | 1Returns publication date, first CPC, first applicant, and inventor

@sourceBoolean: 0 | 1Returns the citation source (see Citation Sources for a list of sources)


Example

Standard Request

wget -O- -q \
  --header 'x-user:x' \
  --header 'x-password:y' \
'http://cdws21.ificlaims.com/citations/forward?ucid=US-5551212-A,EP-0700000-A2'

Standard Response

{
   "status" : "success",
   "time" : "0.143",
   "citations" : [
      {
         "root" : "US-5551212-A",
         "ucids" : [
            "US-5735104-A",
            "US-8516780-B2",
            "US-6223499-B1",
            "US-20110016831-A1",
            "US-20120186197-A1",
            "US-6338410-B1",
            "US-8448411-B2",
            "US-8216509-B2"
         ]
      },
      {
         "root" : "EP-0700000-A2",
         "ucids" : [
            "WO-2000048077-A1",
            "WO-2004107167-A1",
            "CN-102314514-A",
            "EP-1482406-A1",
            "US-6457019-B1",
            "US-6434685-B1",
            "WO-2013083935-A1",
            "US-6499095-B1",
            "US-6877161-B1"
         ]
      }
   ]
}

Response format for /citation/forward using @source or @extended is identical to /citation/backward