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Chinese Taipei: English machine translation now available in Taiwan Patent Search database

On 4 August 2014, the Taiwan Patent Office (TIPO) launched an online machine translation function in its official Taiwan Patent Search (TWPAT) database. English machine translations of Taiwanese patent, utility model and design documents can now easily be retrieved when doing a patent search on either the English or the Chinese interface of this source. An English help file which introduces the new feature can be accessed online.

In addition, the EPO has added new search guides which show the machine translation retrieval via TWPAT step-by-step. You can find these and other guides on searching Asian databases in the "Searching in databases" section of the EPO's virtual helpdesk on Asian patent information.

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