Category Archives: Asia @it

MultiLing in the News: Protecting IP in China, Part II with Adam Bigelow

Part II of Michael Sneddon’s interview with Adam Bigelow, director of MultiLing’s business in the Asia region, was published in Business 2 Community and reveals some interesting practices for filing patents in China and Taiwan.  As mentioned in Part I of Sneddon’s interview of Bigelow, China looks to be taking another leap forward in innovation, recently overtaking other countries – including […]

Infographic: Japanese Patents & Translation

Have you ever wondered what some of the different patent filing rules are in other countries? Pretty niche question, right? Here’s an infographic from MultiLing on some of the stats and details for Japanese patent translations and filing patents in Japan — a leading country in the technological world. Click the graphic twice to view a […]

What Makes Japanese Patent Translation So Difficult?

Did you realize that the Japanese language has four different alphabets, or sets of writing symbols? They are hiragana, katakana, kanji, as well as romaji, which is simply the Latin alphabet used for phonetic spelling of Japanese words. No wonder companies report that Japanese patent translations have one of the highest error rates, according to a study by the Steinbeis Transfer […]

MultiLing in the News: Adam Bigelow Unlocks the Peculiarities of Filing Patents in Asia

The March 20, 2014 issue of IPPro Life Sciences includes an article on unique patent filing challenges in China, Japan and Korea by Adam Bigelow, MultiLing regional director for Asia. Unlocking the Peculiarities highlights nuances to consider when filing patents in the different northeast Asian jurisdictions. Adam writes: “Filing in these countries comes with a unique set of challenges, […]

Lyle Ball Presents at China IP & Innovation Summit

MultiLing COO Lyle Ball presented on how to reduce risk in your IP portfolio with streamlined patent translation services at the China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit in Hangzhou, China. Additionally, as a sponsor of the event, Lyle was able to share opening remarks, conduct a general session, introduce speakers and a panel discussion,  providing exposure of […]

Big Blue Still Most Innovative

Looking at the 15 companies to receive the largest number of utility patents in 2013 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reflects the same trend seen in patent filing throughout the world – growth of IP in Asia. Less than half of the companies in the top 15 are U.S. corporations. One-third […]

MultiLing Sponsors IP Service World

Today and tomorrow, more than 300 delegates from 50+ countries are gathering in Munich – the IP epicenter of Europe – for the IP Service World 4th International Congress & Trade Fair to exchange practical knowledge and find support solutions for their IP businesses. Within the two days, attendees have the opportunity to gain a […]

MultiLing Leaders in the News

Have you noticed MultiLing in the media lately? In addition to articles in Risk Management Magazine and MultiLingual Magazine, Intellectual Property Magazine has recently published two articles bylined by MultiLing COO Lyle Ball. In the September issue, Lyle identified how one mistranslated word in a patent application can result in millions of dollars in lost […]

Happy Hangul Day!

If there were ever a World Linguists’ Day, you could make a great argument that it would be Hangul Day, observed on Oct. 9 each year in South Korea. Today is Hangul Proclamation Day or Korean Alphabet Day, the day when Koreans commemorate and celebrate the publication of the Korean national alphabet by King Sejong […]