In a major step to improve access to patent documents in multiple languages the EPO launched a new machine translation service, called Patent Translate, on the EPO’s website. The service uses Google’s Translate technology and enables translation covering approximately 90% of all patents issued in Europe.
Patent Translate now covers translations between English and 22 other languages, namely Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish. More languages will be added in the coming years.
A service for free!
More information: http://www.epo.org/searching/free/patent-translate.html European Patent Office Europäisches Patentamt L’Office Européen des Brevets www.epo.org