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EPO- SIPO Conference: Launching of the English-Chinese Machine Translation Service

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Information

Time
Registration begins at 09:00

Date
December 6th, 2012

Location
Room Gasperi, Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Brussels

The launching of the English-Chinese Machine Translation Service for patents is the result of a collaborative effort by EPO and SIPO to make automatic English-Chinese machine translation tools for patents available to the public.

"The agreement breaks new ground in the relationship between both regions in that it will bring the wealth of technology contained in patents to the fingertips of innovators on both sides, removing language as a delimiting factor," said EPO President Benoît Battistelli.

The service will have a significant impact on the improvement of the global patent system and the dissemination of technological information globally as it will eliminate linguistic barriers in public access to patent information. The English-Chinese Machine Translation Service is free of charge and easily accessible through the Internet.

Conference outline

"Partnering for Innovation" will be the main theme of the 6th European Patent Office (EPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) Joint Committee meeting.

The English-Chinese Machine Translation Service will be launched by the President of the EPO, Mr Benoît Battistelli, and the Commissioner of SIPO, Mr Tian Lipu at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday December 6. The conference will also address the latest developments in the Chinese Patent system, updates on the European Patent system, and provide a demonstration of the English-Chinese Machine Translation Service.

Registration

Please register by return of e-mail to brussels@epo.org by 2 December 2012.

Agenda

09:00 - 09:15

 Registration and Welcome breakfast

09:30 - 10:00

Launch of EN-CN Machine Translation Service for patents
Opening by EPO President and SIPO Commissioner
Launch and presentation of the new service    
Followed by Q&A

10:00 - 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:00

Partnering for Innovation
Last developments in the Chinese Patent system by SIPO Commissioner
Update on the European Patent system by EPO President
Followed by Q&A