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3 Essentials for Reducing Litigation Risk When Protecting IP

by Jeremy Coombs, PMP, MultiLing Senior Vice President of Operations The world’s largest biotechnology companies file thousands of domestic and foreign patents each year to protect their valuable intellectual property. Unfortunately, the successful filing and issuance of a patent doesn’t ensure its safety. In fact, a poorly drafted patent—one with inaccurate or incomplete details and […]

Meet MultiLing for Bio Patent Translation Services

How does a patent translations services company make waves and get noticed at a life sciences trade show like the 2015 BIO International Convention—where 1,700 exhibitors are competing for a captive audience? MultiLing received an excellent introduction to BIO attendees when an editor for Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR) published an interview with Michael […]

In the News: Three Skills of a Quality Patent Translator

MultiLing is always on the lookout for another excellent patent translator and the company has learned a thing or two about their key characteristics. Michael Sneddon, MultiLing president and CEO, recently shared some requirements the company has of its patent translators in an article for Business2Community. “For the inexperienced company preparing to expand internationally, seeking, finding […]

In the News: MultiLing Quietly Handles Business Translations for Global Commerce

Provo, Utah’s local newspaper – the Daily Herald – published an article Sunday about MultiLing’s quiet presence in the city, while at the same time being a hugely global company as it provides business translations for intellectual property departments at global enterprises. MultiLing has had its headquarters in Provo since being founded in 1988 by […]

The Human Value in Document Translation – Even When Done by Machine

New reports forecast growth of the machine translation market at nearly 25 percent in the next four years, with technological improvements likely along the way. With such expectations, It’s tempting to believe computers will soon perform professional document translation services well enough that there soon will be no need for human translators. But Jeremy Coombs, senior vice […]

EP Validation Primer: A More Efficient Process for European Patents

MultiLing CEO Michael Sneddon recently authored an article for IP Frontline on how to best manage the patent application process for European patents using the European Patent Office (EPO) system. Filing a patent with the EPO is a unified first step, but then the approved application must also be validated in each member country where […]

Basic Tips for IP Translations in Asian Languages

Translating to and from Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, has a unique set of challenges. A 2013 study conducted by the Steinbeis Transfer Institute of Stuttgart, Germany, showed that patent errors happen most often with these Asian languages. While not impossible to overcome the challenges of IP translations into Asian languages, enterprises currently […]

IP Index Correlates Strong IP Protection with Thriving Economies

While people continue to debate whether patents spur or stifle innovation, the recently published 2015 International IP Index from the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce draws correlations between strong IP protections and thriving innovative economies. Namely: Economies with robust IP environments yield 50 percent more innovative output compared to […]

MultiLing Sees 33 Percent Growth in 2014, Plans To Continue Trajectory in 2015

2014 was a great year for MultiLing — one that accomplished many goals and moved us in the direction we want to be going. The most universal measure of this success is revenue growth — and MultiLing saw 33 percent growth in 2014. PRESS RELEASE: IP TRANSLATION PROVIDER MEETS INCREASE IN PATENT APPLICATIONS WITH INTERNAL INNOVATIONS […]

Building IP Outsourcing Strategies that are Win-Win

MultiLing CEO Michael Sneddon recently published an article outlining best practices in IP outsourcing. Sneddon interviewed Jeffrey L. Ranck, former assistant general counsel at Microsoft, senior patent counsel with Schwegman Lundberg Woessner and MultiLing director, about his experience turning Microsoft into a leading patent filer by helping improve its IP outsourcing strategy. One point from […]