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From patent translations to IP litigation support, TLS offers customized and turnkey solutions that can reduce costs and protect your intellectual assets. Having translated over 250,000 IP projects, TLS has unrivaled experience meeting the stringent requirements and rigid deadlines of the world's top law firms and patent offices.
To ensure the highest quality results for IP-related translations, all of our linguists are rigorously tested in a range of technical subjects relating to patents (such as biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics) and must have a minimum of five years' translation experience in their respective fields of specialty. We have extensive experience translating a full array of documents relating to the acquisition, enforcement, and commercial use of IP assets on a global scale, including:
Patents: TLS offers a full array of national and international patent filing services, including high-volume translation and online hosting of relevant documentation.
Licensing and Outsource Agreements: By utilizing our legal support services, TLS can ensure that your clients' international licensing negotiations proceed on time and on budget.
Copyright and Trademark Registration: Help your clients obtain, protect, and enforce copyrights and trademarks with greater ease and efficiency by utilizing TLS's world-class services and technologies.
Patent Translation & Patent Law Support
With over 16 years of experience in patent translation and the handling of national and international phase filings, TransPerfect Legal Solutions is recognized for our unsurpassed turnaround times and unparalleled expertise in delivering patent translations in over 100 languages. Our work is regularly submitted to the EPO, JPO, and USPTO, and our strict quality control process ensures that every patent translation meets national, regional, and PCT specifications.
Our international patent filing services feature:
Dedicated patent translators and production teams with knowledge of country-specific regulations to help expedite the completion of your patent filing
Use of terminology management and translation memory tools that ensure accurate and consistent patent translation. On average, this saves our clients about 20-40% of the costs associated with having foreign counsel handle patent translations.
Our GlobalLink Patent Translation Portal technology will provide an easy-to-use, web-based gateway for uploading and downloading patent translation projects, tracking requests, and receiving quotations.
A local point of contact in all major US cities, for convenient, immediate communication
Production facilities around the globe to handle requests 24/7/365
Offices located near all major patent offices both in the US and internationally, allowing us to provide a local point of contact for convenient, immediate communication.
At TLS, we know that patent translation requires more than just familiarity with a particular language. The TransPerfect Linguist Certification (TLC) Program was designed by TLS's parent company, TransPerfect, to ensure that each project is handled by a professional linguist with expertise in the given discipline. Through this program, TLS provides you with access to thousands of IP specialists, including linguists with advanced degrees in fields such as:
Recognized as one of the industry's most selective and respected certifications, the TLC program currently holds a 12% pass rate for linguistic experts and a 6% pass rate for highly technical specialists. Our certified IP experts have handled the translation of literally thousands of highly technical documents, including patent applications and examination reports, petitions, abstracts, claims, prior art, and other relevant supporting documentation for both US and international filings.
For an additional layer of security when managing patent translations, TLS offers Case Interactive, our proprietary online review platform. Case Interactive enables you to securely host and access patent filing documents on the web. With a user-friendly design, optimized technology for high-speed document transfers, and a range of customizable features, Case Interactive is the simple, effective solution for IP professionals.
Technology Transfers: We offer comprehensive solutions to help facilitate the process of sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and methodologies among global institutions of all kinds.
Furthermore, TLS has a number of security measures in place to protect your intellectual assets. All employees and linguists across the TransPerfect family of companies are required to have non-disclosure agreements on file. TLS TransPerfect has a highly sophisticated security infrastructure involving data transfer, backup, and storage, as well as a comprehensive disaster recovery plan for protecting against data loss during unforeseen emergency events. To learn more about the full scope of TLS's security procedures, contact your local account manager.