Where can I find an intellectual property style guide?
Thread poster: Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs
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Jan 15, 2013

I am studying patent translation into English and want to know what rules of punctuation are standard in the United states for Patents.

The type of thing I want to know is whether 電圧b should be written in English as voltage B or voltage b and whether 90% should be translated as 90% or 90 per cent.

Does such a style guide for patents exist?

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Alexander Onishko  Identity Verified
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Just browse the USPTO site Jan 15, 2013

As far as I know, US patent system is unique in that it (almost!) does not have formal requirements for patent applications, therefore, the inventor can write in his own words.

But I suggest that you can simply browse the USPTO site.


You can read articles, useful links, and the published patents. That should help much.

p.s. As far as you questions about voltage and % - either way will do (I am 99% sure!)

[Zmieniono 2013-01-15 16:42 GMT]

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