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At Intonation, we understand that the patent translation process can often be challenging due to the technicalities and complexities of patents. Here at Intonation, we have worked in the field of patent translation for over 35 years and as a result of this, we can support you with expert knowledge of the filing process and the requirements for each patent office. Contact us to find out more.
Whether you are filing an EP validation or WIPO application, we understand the technicalities and complexities of intellectual property and patent related documentation. Each and every-single one of our translators has at least 5-years of experience in the translation of IP and patent documents, which means we are able to assist you with all aspects of the patent translation process.
Filing a patent is tricky business, which is why guaranteeing that a patent document is a true and accurate translation of the original document is vital.
Particular terminology, set phrases, sentence structure and various formatting requirements are laid out by patent offices, and varies from one country to another. However, our team of highly specialised experts have the background knowledge that enables them to translate each document with the precision required.
To ensure that we hit the requirement of each language, we only use mother tongue translators. This means, we will only use a native German speaker for your German patent, or a native French speaker for your French patent. This ensures that the language is always authentic and accurate, time-after-time.
The process of patent translation differs from other forms of translation as there are certain requirements that have to be met. Particular terminology, set phrases, sentence structure and various formatting requirements have to be adhered to. This means that we use highly specialised experts to translate them.
We only use mother tongue translators, so we will only use a native German speaker for your German patent, and a native French speaker for your French patent. This ensures that the language is always authentic and accurate.
As well as this, translators are chosen based on their background and specialisms. Some of our translators have backgrounds in chemical engineering, for example, which makes them perfect for your patents related to chemical fields.
Intonation is an award-winning, ISO 9001:2015 compliant team. We have built up a large team of experienced patent translators who appreciate the importance of accuracy and the need to meet filing deadlines on time.
Intonation specialises in translating intellectual property and patent related documentation.
We prepare high-quality translations of full specifications, descriptions, claims and other patent related material for large IP law firms, EP Validation companies and clients who require PCT translations to be filed around the world.
We use the latest technology to help translate your IP documentation. Our in-house translation team and our wider network of translators use Translation Memories to leverage previous translations, leading to greater consistency, complete accuracy and faster turnarounds.
Clients will be able to access our secure client platform, this makes accessing our patent translation service simple and convenient. You can submit projects, track progress and download completed translations via our Client Platform at your convenience.
The Paris Convention allows applicants to file an application in their home country but also allows you to file applications in other states that are party to the convention in a 12-month period, whilst claiming the priority date of the initial filing date. The applicant may use the application as a basis for filing later applications.
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
The PCT makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing several separate national or regional patent applications. The PCT procedure includes an International Search Report that helps the applicant determine what prior art the applicant faces in each state. Plus, it also reserves your rights for 2.5 years, as opposed to a year under the Paris Convention. PCT is often more expensive due to the additional timeframe it provides.
EP Validation involves converting a single European Patent Application into a national patent, often involving translation of all or part of the patent (e.g. patent claims being converted for use in Norway need translating into Norwegian).
There are some countries that have ratified or acceded to the London Agreement. These countries have agreed to a simplification of the translation requirements for the conversion of a granted European Patent to a National Patent. How this is simplified depends on the official language(s) of the country, but for six countries – Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France, Republic of Ireland, Monaco and the United Kingdom – they have agreed that no translations are necessary, regardless of whether the patent is published in English, French or German.
We are one of the world’s top specialist translation companies and we understand that your patent project requires a tailored solution with an individual approach. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose Intonation as your language service provider.
One of the UK’s fastest growing language service providers
Of our top 10 clients 9 have a history of working with us for at least five years
We support over 600 language combinations
Multi-award-winning translation and interpreting company
ISO 9001 Certified
Access to our dedicated client platform
Established for over 35 years
All translators have a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience
Our team has a combined experience in excess of 150 years
Association of Translation Companies, Institute of Translation and Interpreting
100% client satisfaction, according to our latest client satisfaction survey
All translators translate into their mother tongue