The EPO announced some news today, which has been in the offing for some time. With the help of Google, they will soon be offering a much improved machine translation service for patent publications. This is very good news, and I for one am looking forward to seeing how good Google's methods of translation can be when applied to patents (I am actually quite hopeful that it will be good).
I couldn't help looking to see if the EPO were practising what they had in mind, by taking a look at the German version of the EPO's news page. This is what I saw: