Category Archives: Patents

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 […]

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 […]

Fundamental Technologies for IP Translation Services

Traditionally, original patent applications are sent out to regional law firms for “processing,” which includes translation as one of the filing services. Patent owners have little say in the cost and quality of patent translation services, and law firms in target jurisdictions generally don’t have enough translation business to invest in technology that enhances the […]

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 […]

In the News: Save Your Money: Reduce IP Litigation Risk

The ACC Docket, the magazine of the Association of Corporate Counsel, published an article in its May issue with tips on reducing litigation risk, which can cost an enterprise $2.5 million on average, along with a shortened invention life and decreased overall market share. According to authors Stuart W. Hinckley, MultiLing’s general counsel, and H. Disckson Burton, the intellectual property […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Protecting Intellectual Property

Have you ever stopped to think about what it is that all foreign patent filings have in common? The answer is translation. Best practices in the translation process can have a major effect on the overall patent filing and prosecution process. The right people, process and technology in IP services will protect your IP and […]

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 […]