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Stop Making These Three Patent Filing Mistakes, Says Our Jeremy Coombs

In an article on today’s IPFrontline.com, senior VP of operations at MultiLing, Jeremy Coombs, outlined what he sees as the three biggest patent filing mistakes companies are making when drafting and filing their patent applications domestically and worldwide. While his suggestions on how to combat them won’t guarantee zero risk, they will decrease the chance of […]

Which technologies are critical for IP translations?

While machine translations continues to advance, it is never expected to be more than an aid for human translators conducting IP translations, according to an article Jeremy Coombs wrote for IPFrontline.com. In his article, Coombs outlines three technologies that are simplifying IP translations, especially patents: terminology management, translation memory and machine-assisted technologies. All play a critical role, […]

China Leads Worldwide Patent Applications, WIPO Says

With the increasing demand for patent translations we’ve seen over the last few years, it’s no surprise that for the fifth consecutive year, patent applications continued to rise worldwide. According to the 2015 edition of the World Intellectual Property Indicators, there were 2.7 million applications in 2014, contributing to a 4.5 percent increase over 2013. Even […]

Japan, US Lead Patents, Innovations in High-Growth Tech, Says WIPR

Japan, the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea continue to drive innovations in three high-growth technologies: 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics, according to the latest World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR). In fact, these six countries account for 75 percent of all-time patent filings in these industries, with China making significant […]

Patent Quality Redefined: A “Clear” Focus in the US

Patent quality is extremely important, with even one misinterpreted word or phrase risking a potentially invalidated patent. Even worse, if that one word or phrase is then mistranslated into numerous languages, the IP could potentially be invalidated in every country in which protection is being sought.  What does patent quality really mean, though? For years, it’s […]

Is the European Unitary Patent Closer to Reality?

Support from European Union countries for the European Unitary Patent appears to be moving along nicely, with Italy most recently signing up. In his article on the topic on IPWatchdog, MultiLing CEO Michael Sneddon updated readers on the status of the new system, which if ratified, will put one patent in effect across all EU member states that […]

MultiLing Shares Patent Translation Strategies at IPO Annual Meeting

  Hoping to protect your intellectual property in three countries – or 20? Looking for a translation service for your patent applications? Want to be sure the one you’re using provides the right people, processes and technologies to ensure high quality, lower overall costs, reduced invalidation risk and faster time to grant? Then come speak to MultiLing today […]

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 […]