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In this installment of our Monitoring Patent Costs series, Ill be discussing translation costs that occur at the PCT national stage. When you’re filing internationally, many patent offices require translation of your application (presumably in English) into their official language. … Continue reading

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To our German visitors, willkommen!  While our blog is still in English, we did launch a German language version of our website yesterday.   Germany is an important market for inovia.  With 18,788 PCT applications filed in 2011, Germany is the … Continue reading

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Here’s a look at the foreign filing/patent law news from the week of January 9, 2012: The USPTO announced that they will open a 31,000 square foot satellite office in Detroit, which is expected to create more than 100 new … Continue reading

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On March 8, 2011, Finland announced that it will join the London Agreement, bringing the total number of member EPC countries to 17.  Previously, validation of a granted European patent into Finland required translating the specification and claims into Finnish … Continue reading

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Creation of a single European patent came to a screeching halt when EU member countries were unable to reach the necessary unanimous agreement during talks held in Brussels earlier this fall.  Deadlocked for the past 10 years, the unitary European … Continue reading

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On January 1, 2011, the London Agreement will enter into force in Hungary, bringing the total of member EPC countries to 16.  Previously, validation of a granted European patent into Hungary required a complete translation of the specification and claims.  … Continue reading

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On November 30, 2010, the European Patent Office (EPO) and Google signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand and improve upon translations of European patents. Specifically, the EPO will use Google’s machine translation tool to translate European patents into the … Continue reading

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Validation costs for granted European applications can easily spiral out of control due to the translations required for many countries at this stage.  Translation costs can make up over 75% of the total cost for validation, and as a result, … Continue reading

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As we alluded to in our last blog post, the cost of translation work can be a crippling factor when it comes to seeking patent protection.   When looking to outsource your translation work, you should remember that translating your claims is … Continue reading

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With IP budgets experiencing significant cutbacks in the last year, many applicants have struggled to maintain the same level of global protection they were able to achieve in “fatter” times.  As a result, many applicants must grudgingly reduce the number … Continue reading