If you’ve invented a new groundbreaking product, you might want to patent it! Your creation constitutes intellectual property (or IP). As such, you may want to protect it so that others don’t use your idea for their own gain. One of the ways to do this is by filing a patent and hiring a language service provider (LSP) for patent translation.
What Is a Patent?
A patent is a legal, government-issued license that gives one the exclusive right to access and make use of a product’s design and manufacture.
Patents often apply to scientific discoveries: a new kind of plant, chemical formula, or machine. In this case, you would ultimately need assistance from specialized biotechnology and life science translation services. Patents can also apply to business ideas, like production methods or a tool – for which you’d work with business translation services.
In the U.S., inventors can apply for patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Additionally, WIPO, or the World Intellectual Property Organization, is an organizational subset of the United Nations. Their goal is to promote international cooperation in the protection and administration of intellectual property.
Patents last twenty years and require the inventor’s disclosure of production secrets through the legal registration of the patent. To some, these qualities might constitute drawbacks. Therefore, they must inform the decision as to whether a filing patent is the right course of action case by case.
Patent Translation: The Process
If your goal is to protect your intellectual property, in our globalized age, it’s important to make sure that protection covers the whole of the planet. The most cost-efficient way to do this is through a skillful translation agency that works with a network of international translators.
Let’s take a look at the steps that go into the process of translating a patent.
- 1. The patent document is assigned to a deft translation project manager
- 2. The project manager coordinates linguists, translation technology, and editors who are subject-matter specialists
- 3. Translation and editing take place
- 4. Proofreading and quality feedback forms are filled out
- 5. Members of the assembled translation team iron out any final details
- 6. Final in-house quality review is completed followed by delivery
The translation process ensures your patent right will be duly observed. This protects you from incurring financial losses or extra costs through, for example, failed local or international patent applications, legal prosecution overseas, and, of course, the weakening of your business potential.
We Can Help!
Whether you need an LSP for translating a patent for target countries, translation for filing a patent in a foreign setting, or conference interpreting services – we’ve got you covered. We offer full language service, guaranteed at the highest rate of client satisfaction.
Reach out to us today! We’ll be more than pleased to be your provider of patent and IP translation services.
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is one of the top language service companies in the US. Over the last 30 years, we’ve focused on providing the best business translation services, interpreting services, localization services, as well as interpreter training and customized language training programs. In addition to top-tier corporate language training, we offer certified corporate interpreters and professional business translation services in 200+ languages. Our network includes linguists with backgrounds in all major industries. They’re ready to meet your needs, whether they’re for technical translation services, legal translation, government translation services, international development translation services, education translation services, life sciences translation, or something else. Reach out to us today for a free quote on our cost-efficient and timely translation services, interpreters, or other linguistic services.
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