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Google To Gain Access To Over 1.5 Million European Patent Documents
Google Signs Pact With European Patent Office from the Wall Street Journal reports, Google has made a deal with the European Patent Office to gain access to over 1.5 million patent documents.
The deal involves Google using their machine translation technology to help the European Patent Office translate the 38 member countries patents.
The EPO will benefit in that they will have translated patents and help pave way for a single pan-European patent system.
Google will benefit in that they will use the knowledge to better improve their machine translation technology and Google will gain around 1.5 million documents, adding 50,000 new patent grants yearly to Google’s patent database.