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IP translations

Patent Translations 


When it comes to patent translation, we understand that accuracy and subject expertise are paramount, especially when millions of dollars in intellectual assets and important research and business decisions are at stake.


In this arena, our breadth of experience covers:











Patent Translation by Subject Matter Experts


Morningstar Global Translations employs only patent translators and editors who hold technical degrees, such as, MSEE, PhD, or MD in engineering, science, medicine or computer science. All patent translators translate only into their native language, and have an extensive background not just in technical translation, but specifically in the field of patent translation.


For example, all patent translators and editors working on translating a biochemistry patent application or specification from Japanese to English are biochemists who are native speakers of English. They hold a degree in biochemistry and have a minimum of 5 years experience in patent translation.


Translation of Patents "For Filing" vs. "For Information"


Sometimes a patent needs to be translated for information only. Such translation is typically required when translating patents for litigation or for investigation of prior art. Translation of a patent "for information" is a more literal translation and closely follows the original patent's content, sequence and style.


This type of "literal" translation is not suitable when translating patents for filing. The translators working on translation for filing must understand the differences in regulation, practice and statutes between the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Japanese Patent Office (JPO).


Selective Patent Translation Service


Sometimes a patent attorney does not need a full translation of the entire patent. They may be searching for relevant prior art and want to know whether a given published patent or article is relevant enough to warrant
a full translation, or they may just want to have the claims translated.


Our Selective Translation Services are tailored to meet your unique requests, whether it is translation of an abstract, table of contents, lead paragraphs, headings, independent and/or dependent claims or identification
of terms that are of key interest to the client.


Selective translation service is available in over 80 language pairs.



  • Prior Art

  • Abstracts

  • Descriptions

  • Independent & Dependent Claims

  • Patent Body

  • Drawings

  • Applications

  • Office Actions

  • Supporting Patent Litigation Documents

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