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.

http://www.uspto.gov/

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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