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Patent Translation

Patent translation is the translation of patent documents in multiple languages. A patent is granted by a national patent office or by a regional office that carries out the task for a number of countries, giving the inventor or owner the legal right for making, using or selling an invention. At Intonation, we understand that this process can often be challenging due to the technicalities and complexities of patents.

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Patent Translation Expertise

Patent Translation Expertise

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.

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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.

 

Did you know?

Paris Convention

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

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).

London Agreement

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.

 

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Why Choose Intonation?

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

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

Of our top 10 clients 9 have a history of working with us for at least five years

We support over 600 language combinations

We support over 600 language combinations

Multi-award-winning translation and interpreting company

Multi-award-winning translation and interpreting company

ISO 9001 Certified

ISO 9001 Certified

Access to our dedicated client platform

Access to our dedicated client platform

Established for over 35 years

Established for over 35 years

All translators have a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience

All translators have a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience

Our team has a combined experience in excess of 150 years

Our team has a combined experience in excess of 150 years

Professional Memberships
Association of Translation Companies, Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Professional Memberships

Association of Translation Companies, Institute of Translation and Interpreting

100% client satisfaction, according to our latest client satisfaction survey

100% client satisfaction, according to our latest client satisfaction survey

All translators translate into their mother tongue

All translators translate into their mother tongue

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