Question re: Patent language \"said\"
Thread poster: Kevin Schlottmann
Kevin Schlottmann  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:34
German to English
May 8, 2003


When renderning a patent from German to English, when does one use \"said\" instead of \"the\"? Is it every time after the first time a certain item is mentioned, i.e.



\"The invention concerns two widgets. Said widgets...\"?



I ask because (based solely on my potentially faulty experience) it seems that there is no German construction similar to the \"said\" in English, and the sentence quoted above would read



\"Die Erfinding betrifft zwei Geraete. Die Geraete...\"



Thanks in advance for any help.


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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said = besagte/s/r May 8, 2003

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On 2003-05-08 17:05, kschlot1 wrote:

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I ask because (based solely on my potentially faulty experience) it seems that there is no German construction similar to the \"said\" in English

...



I think the English patent \"dialect\" is as impossible as the German one

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Dr. Stephan Pietzko  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 12:34
Member (2002)
English to German
impossible patentese May 8, 2003

Hi Kevin,



Your guess is right, there is indeed no equivalent term in German patentese for \"said\" and most of my patent customers wouldn\'t accept \"besagte/s/r\".



However, when translating from German into English it should be used in the claims of a patent after the first appearance of a term.



If Patentese is to be considered English (or German) at all is a different question ...



Hope that\'ll help.



Stephan





[ This Message was edited by: DocPi on 2003-05-08 23:38]


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Kevin Schlottmann  Identity Verified
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Thank you all! May 9, 2003


Thanks for your input!


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