About the Video

Patent translation: an introduction

In this webinar Dr. Bruce Popp, Ph.D. covers the essentials of patent translation including:

  • The purpose and anatomy of a patent: the main sections of the patent document and the form of a patent claim.
  • Important considerations in patent translation: Patent translation accuracy, terminology consistency, consistency between disclosure and claims.
  • Approaches to translating a patent: Where to start, dealing with the abstract, avoiding terminology drift, researching terminology.
  • Getting established translating patents: Subject area, learning patent writing conventions, finding business.


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Dr. Bruce Popp, Ph.D


1 hour and 7 min.

Who should watch it?

Translators with a solid background in an area where innovative work is commonly patented. In fact they may already be doing a lot of translation in that subject area and now want (or need) to expand the types of documents they work with to include patents. Attendees may have already translated a few patents, or none at all.

What are the benefits to you?

With this video, you will learn the basics of translating patents and how to approach said documents.

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  1. Maia Figueroa

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here is one of them!

    This was a very good introduction to the subject and I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Popp’s style of presentation.