EPO’s patent translate new service


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The European Patent Office (EPO) launched yesterday the “Patent Translate”, a new machine translation service that uses Google’s technology.

Currently, this tool allows translations from and to English for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish. According to the EPO, in two years this service is expected to cover all the languages of the EPO member states, in addition to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

The service is available on Espacenet, the European publication server and via Google Translate.

For further information, please click here and here.

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