5 June 2013Patents

EPO looks East with partnering initiatives

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced machine translation of patents to and from Japanese, the day after it signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).

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1 August 2012   European and Russian innovators can now freely translate patent applications in both English and Russian, under an agreement signed by the regions’ patent offices in May 2012.
1 February 2011   Google will provide the European Patent Office (EPO) with machine translation technology, allowing the office to translate patents into the languages of the 38 states that it serves.