Attention - Important Changes are now in effect. Please Read
Effective December 19, 2016, in an effort to improve the PAIR file downloading process and minimize the requests for files not available on the system, we began providing a daily index file in CSV format that contains an entry for each of the applications that can be downloaded.
The PAIRIndex.txt CSV filefile is compressed into PAIRIndex.zip and is posted no later than 10:00AM ET daily. The file contains a row for each application that is on the system. Each row contains the following fields:
- Application Serial Number
- Date scraped from Public PAIR
- File size of the application ZIP archive
Please modify your download process to verify that the application you want is in the PAIR index, and that its posting date is later than the last time you downloaded it, before downloading. This will minimize the number of unnecessary file requests on the servers and provide better download service to everyone.
The daily index file is available here: http://patents.reedtech.com/downloads/PAIRIndex/Today/PAIRIndex.zip
Along with the PAIR Index file, the PAIR download URL changed. Further details are available on the Public PAIR tab.