Category Archives: Patents

Built-in Quality: How ISO and Other Certifications Ensure Top-Tier Translation

By Jeremy Coombs Edwards Deming, respected 20th Century scholar and revered authority on systems thinking, was fond of pointing out that quality cannot be inspected into a product. How then do you ensure quality, if not through inspection? Those familiar with Deming principals know the answer is to build quality into the product from the [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE REAL COST OF ACCURATE IP TRANSLATIONS

I ran into a client at the airport not long ago and asked how things were going. I was pleased to hear his complete satisfaction with MultiLing services and our relationship. I asked if there was anything more we could work on and he replied tongue-in-cheek that maybe we could give his company a better […]

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 […]