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xxxRegina1981
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Sep 21, 2007

I've just started my new job as a patent translator (English-German, German-English). I used to be a technical translator, and I've never had anything to do with patents. But I do know that there are tons of rules and regulations which must be observed when translating patents so it would be great if anyone could give me some hints concerning the do's and don't's of patent translations.

Thanks a lot!


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Local time: 12:13
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Pardon a silly question, but... Sep 21, 2007

Why are you starting a job as a patent translator if you don't know how to do patent translations?

This is a highly specific field. Some of the most experienced legal and technical translators I know won't go near patent translations because of the specialized expertise they require.


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Shirley Lao  Identity Verified
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For your references Sep 22, 2007

Just have a look at this link

http://www.piperpat.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx



Regina1981 wrote:

I've just started my new job as a patent translator (English-German, German-English). I used to be a technical translator, and I've never had anything to do with patents. But I do know that there are tons of rules and regulations which must be observed when translating patents so it would be great if anyone could give me some hints concerning the do's and don't's of patent translations.

Thanks a lot!


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xxxRegina1981
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Thank you! Sep 24, 2007

Shirley,

thanks for the link, it helped me a lot.


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