August 17, 2013

European and Japanese patents can now be read with automatic translation after new launch

"the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO)...announced the launch of the Japanese-English component of the EPO's automatic translation service Patent Translate. This means more than a million Japanese patent documents available via the EPO's global patent database Espacenet ( can now be instantly translated into English free-of-charge at the click of a mouse. This major step offers access to Japanese patents in the full-text version, while Japanese inventors can read European patents in their own language."

Source: Japanese-English Machine Translation for Patents Goes Live

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