Category Archives: IP AND PATENT NEWS

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 […]

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 […]

The Role of Outsourced Services

Last week we posted about the first part of an article in Inside Counsel where Jeff Ranck, MultiLing board member, was interviewed about his experience as associate general counsel at Microsoft. In parts 2 and 3 of his article, Rich Steeves, Inside Counsel senior editor, looks at outsourced services for an IP department, one of […]

MultiLing Director Jeff Ranck On Getting More Bang For Your IP Buck

Inside Counsel recently interviewed MultiLing board member Jeff Ranck about his experience as associate general counsel at Microsoft. While there, the company went from filing 1,000 patents per year to 3,000 per year. Realizing that this couldn’t be done by just adding more headcount, Ranck and his colleagues went to work revamping how their department operated and […]

MultiLing Congratulates Blue LED Inventors on Nobel Prize

MultiLing congratulates Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura of Japan for receiving the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics. Well done! The recognition and award come for their invention of a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). Why is this work special enough to warrant the world’s most prestigious […]

IP Law Firms Offer Big-Client Benefits with Streamlined Translation

MultiLing’s Michael Degn examines how Brinks Gilson & Lione leveraged best practices in patent translation services to save a pharmaceutical client money, while increasing its scope of patent protection. The case study is published in the latest issue of IPPro Life Sciences (pg. 14). Brinks worked with a small pharmaceutical client to successfully obtain European […]

Best Practices for Protecting Your IP Overseas

Jeremy Coombs, MultiLing senior vice president of operations, published an article in BIOtechNOW —  BIO’s blog and show newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world” each day of BIO 2014. The article, titled “Protecting Your IP Overseas,” informs readers why working with a partner that employs best practices in people, process and technology is critical when dealing with their company’s […]

4 Fundamental Technologies for Foreign Patent Filing

The strength of an international patent application, in part, relies on the quality of the patent translation services, and universal translation technology is significantly aiding human translations for more efficient foreign patent filing. While some form of technology has been used for translations since the 1940s – beginning with electronic files rather than paper documents – there are four major […]

MultiLing in the News: Managing Risk in Foreign Patent Filings

The world’s largest multinational enterprises file thousands of foreign patents every year to protect their intellectual property. However, as many general counsel know well, even the successful filing and issuance of a patent doesn’t ensure the safety of a company’s intellectual property.  Michael Sneddon, MultiLing founder and CEO, and Suart Hinckley, MultiLing general counsel, co-authored […]

MultiLing in the News: Protecting IP in China, Part II with Adam Bigelow

Part II of Michael Sneddon’s interview with Adam Bigelow, director of MultiLing’s business in the Asia region, was published in Business 2 Community and reveals some interesting practices for filing patents in China and Taiwan.  As mentioned in Part I of Sneddon’s interview of Bigelow, China looks to be taking another leap forward in innovation, recently overtaking other countries – including […]