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According to the European Patents Office (EPO), translating patents is a juicy business for the translation industry. EPO estimates that the translation costs for a single patent (covering only 13 countries) currently averages € 14 000. If one correlates that with the 134 542 patents granted by EPO in 2009, it translates into a whooping € 1 883 588 000 cashed in by the translation industry in a single year.