Category Archives: IP AND PATENT NEWS

Is “Good Enough” an Option for Translation Quality?

Jeremy Coombs, senior vice president of operations at MultiLing, shares new ideas on how to measure translation quality in a contributed column to IP Frontline. This leading IP portal helps the IP community share information and also provides original reporting on IP news each day. Read the complete article from Coombs here.  In his article, Coombs presents […]

Intellectual Property News Roundup

A summary of IP and patent news around the world. New Features On EPO Global Patent Index Global patent index now includes searchable legal status to help determine if a patent application been withdrawn or rejected, and if granted patents are still valid, expired, lapsed or revoked? It currently consists of the frontfile data provided by more than […]

“Journal of Commercial Biotechnology” Publishes MultiLing Case Study

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), nearly 100,000 pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent applications are filed each year around the world, and the trend is increasing. These companies have very little room for error in the work they conduct each day, even with stagnant budgets and an increased filing demand. In the first 2014 […]

Big Blue Still Most Innovative

Looking at the 15 companies to receive the largest number of utility patents in 2013 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reflects the same trend seen in patent filing throughout the world – growth of IP in Asia. Less than half of the companies in the top 15 are U.S. corporations. One-third […]

GIPC: MultiLing Exec Presents on Reducing Risk in IP

Peter Fischer, MultiLing director of business development for Europe, presented yesterday at the 6thGlobal IP Convention (GIPC) in Hyderabad, India. The topic of his presentation, How to reduce risk in your IP portfolio, focused on what risks are inherent in foreign patent filings and how a centralized translation model can help manage that risk for decreased office actions, decreased […]

Machine Translation for Patents?

The European Patent Office’s (EPO) project with Google Translate – Patent Translate – is now complete one year early. The online tool covers translations between English and 31 other languages, namely Albanian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, […]

MultiLing Sponsors IP Service World

Today and tomorrow, more than 300 delegates from 50+ countries are gathering in Munich – the IP epicenter of Europe – for the IP Service World 4th International Congress & Trade Fair to exchange practical knowledge and find support solutions for their IP businesses. Within the two days, attendees have the opportunity to gain a […]

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Highlights Patent Translation Issues

In the October 2013 issue of IAM, the publication addressed the issues of patent translations in an article titled, Translation of Patent Applications: A Challenge in Globalised IP Management, by Theo Grünewald and Alexander J. Wurzer. The two conducted a survey that revealed how poor translations are widespread and causing harm to patent owners. Of […]

MultiLing Leaders in the News

Have you noticed MultiLing in the media lately? In addition to articles in Risk Management Magazine and MultiLingual Magazine, Intellectual Property Magazine has recently published two articles bylined by MultiLing COO Lyle Ball. In the September issue, Lyle identified how one mistranslated word in a patent application can result in millions of dollars in lost […]

Patents and Clean Energy

Technology development and its rapid diffusion are considered crucial for tackling the climate change challenge. In particular, enhancing technology transfer towards developing countries has been an integral part of the global climate change regime since the inception of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Bali Action Plan reaffirmed its centrality, and […]