Patent translation services

Patent translation servicesIntellectual property

Are you a patent attorney, paralegal, patent agent, researcher in an IP services firm or an inventor? Do you need a translation solution for your abstracts, claims and descriptions?

Patent translations are a crossroads between two complex translation disciplines:  – technical translation and legal translation. They documents feature very precise language to describe the invention’s new uses and advantages.

If you need to file your patents, our highly-trained patent translators are subject matter experts in a broad range of technical fields and have years of experience in patent translation.

Our experienced project managers will oversee your individual translation projects from beginning to end.

It must be remembered that translation is an art, not a science. Two experts translating the same document are likely to produce slightly different translations.  For this reason, we are happy to dicuss the process with our clients, adjusting translations in line with approved glossaries or client preferences to develop long-term relationships based on mutual trust, along with consist and reliable translations.

When dealing with IP translations, accuracy and confidentiality are key!

At Birdwell we work with a specific patent translation team, using a different workflow, and singular quality assurance processes. All our patent translators have many years of experience in the patent field and a relevant technical background.

Translating intellectual property documents is more than just translating patents. IP translation services include translating trademarks, examination reports and technical documents related to patent litigation. Misinterpretation or ambiguity can be very costly.

Our IP translators are:

  • Native linguists — Our translators are native speakers of the target language.
  • IP experts — The translator assigned to your project will have in-depth experience of  your project’s area of intellectual property (terminology, phrasing and legal processes).
  • Fully qualified — Our translator are professional, skilled and highly-trained linguists.
  • Software literate –  The translator assigned to your project is familiar with the latest translation technology. This guarantees accurate and consistent translations.

A non-exhaustive list of documents we can translate for you.

Trademarks Prior art documents
Technical documents related to patent litigation Examination report
Existing patent specifications (full specification or claims) Opposition briefs
Application texts for new patents Judgments
Patent briefs



We understand that our wide-ranging projects will inevitably include confidential information. We take all the necessary measures to ensure that this information remains strictly confidential and is not disclosed to any unauthorized person, in accordance with our policy. In addition, we are happy to sign a client-specific non-disclosure agreement, if required.

We work in 100+ language combinations.

Having developed stringent recruitment procedures, Birdwell has built up a large network of language professionals in different languages and industries over the years.

Our linguists are our most important resource. We work with inhouse and freelance professional translators and interpreters with proven skills and experience in the following languages:

  • English
  • FIGS languages
    French, Italian, German and Spanish
  • Central European languages
  • Eastern European languages
  • Scandinavian languages
  • Asian languages
  • Arabic and Middle Eastern languages

Your proofreading exceeded my expectations and I will spread the word within our organization to let them know how fruitful and enjoyable our collaboration has been.

Laurent S.

how can we help you?

Contact us at the Birdwell office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

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