Also Expands Offices in China, Japan and South Korea to Meet Increasing Demand for IP Translation Services Across Asia
Taipei City. Taiwan is home to more than half of the top 100 IT companies in Asia.
A new MultiLing office in Taipei City and a 270 percent increase in office space in China, Japan and South Korea will accommodate additional employees and strongly position MultiLing to meet the increasing demand for IP translation services across Asia.
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“According to a recent study of IP translations, errors in patent applications that open litigation risk are most frequently found when translating patent applications to and from Asian languages,” said Michael Sneddon, founder and chief executive officer, MultiLing. “With our new office in Taiwan, and larger offices in China, Japan and Korea, we’re expanding our Asian region capacity to provide legal teams with the right people, processes and technologies necessary for high quality translations that reduce related costs, decrease office actions, minimize litigation risks and reduce time to grant.”
The World Intellectual Property Indicators 2013 report details that for the first time in 2012 China accounted for the largest number of patents filed throughout the world (560,681). In addition, the State IP Office (SIPO) in China accounted for the largest number of applications received by any single IP office worldwide (652,777). Japan ranks second in the number of patents filed, followed by the United States, then South Korea.
Growth in Asia
Taiwan:MultiLing’s new office in Taipei marks the company’s presence in a market that ranks as one of the most important links in the global supply chain of technology products. It is home to more than half of the top 100 IT companies in Asia, as well as research and development centers for 30 multinational companies, including HP, Dell, IBM, Intel, Corning, DuPont and Microsoft.
“Our office in Tianjin has successfully handled translation to and from Simplified Chinese for many years,” said Adam Bigelow, Asia regional director, MultiLing. “However, Taiwan is a thriving market of its own, and we’re receiving a growing number of requests for Traditional Chinese translations as well. Completing translation work in the location where Traditional Chinese is written better serves our clients and follows our global processes of providing native, scientific, engineering, legal and linguistic human talent to Global 500 legal teams.”
China: MultiLing’s expanded China office is located in Tianjin, the sixth largest city in China and one of China’s economic hotspots. More than 280 of the Fortune Global 500 companies have established branches in the Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA).
Japan: In August 2013, MultiLing moved into a new, modern office in downtown Yokohama, a port city just outside Tokyo that is home to the headquarters of Nissan, Fuji Xerox and other global enterprises.
South Korea: In January, MultiLing doubled its office space in Seoul by moving up one floor in its existing office building. In the past year, this office hired numerous employees that formerly worked as professional IP researchers in the Korea Institute of Patent Information (KIPI), run by the Korean government.