Category Archives: Patents

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 […]

How To Plan and Stretch an IP Budget

Inside Counsel recently interviewed Todd Rapier, executive vice president of worldwide sales at MultiLing, for information on how to stretch an IP budget. Building, protecting and monetizing intellectual property is essential in the global economy. But companies are being forced to rethink how they view their intellectual property due to new rules in the America Invents […]

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 […]

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 […]

Come See MultiLing at IPO 2013

Heading to the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) annual meeting next week in Boston? Or do you work in Boston as a patent attorney or corporate counsel tasked with securing international patents for your enterprise? In either case, come visit MultiLing on the third floor of the Sheraton Boston Hotel to hear about the unique centralized model used […]

MultiLing’s Lyle Ball Authors for Intellectual Property Magazine

“One mistranslated word on a patent can result in millions of dollars in lost revenue for a single enterprise” writes Lyle Ball, Chief Operating Officer for MultiLing in a recent article on As an example, Lyle refers to a  German pesticide company, which applied for a patent in the US but instead missed out […]

New GALA Article: Protecting IP in Asia

According to a recent report from the World Intellectual Property Association, China outpaced the United States in the number of patent applications received in 2011 (respectively 526,412 to 503,582), with Japan in third with 342,610 applications. In a recent article on the blog of  the Globalization and Localization Assosciation (GALA), MultiLing’s regional manager for Asia, […]

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 […]

USPTO Announces the Global Patent Search Network – Chinese Patent Documentation

In an effort to expand the coverage of worldwide patent collections, USPTO announces the launch of its Global Patent Search Network. This new search network provides streamlined search capability to multiple international patent collections and makes patent research easier and more comprehensive. As a result of cooperative effort with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) […]