20 years ago this week, equipped with a 500-CD-capacity, 6-drive Panasonice jukebox loaded with Japanese patent A and B documents, some servers and a couple T1s, Paterra, Inc. launched the first fully automated internet service for machine translation of patents. The JPO's service wouldn't come online until 7 months later. Google Translate wouldn't come online for another 6 years.

I want to thank all of our clients who made this service possible.

And thanks to PIUG for bringing a market together that we could serve.

Alan Engel

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