Member since Aug '12

Working languages:
German to English
French to English
Spanish to English
English (monolingual)

Joseph Schreiner
Patent Translations by a Patent Agent

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Local time: 03:35 CDT (GMT-5)

Native in: English Native in English
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
PatentsLaw: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
Engineering (general)Science (general)
Medical (general)IT (Information Technology)
ManufacturingComputers (general)
Telecom(munications)Medical: Pharmaceuticals

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 40, Questions answered: 21
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Check, Money order
Experience Years of translation experience: 6. Registered at Aug 2012. Became a member: Aug 2012.
Credentials N/A
Memberships ATA
Software Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, MemoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, C, HTML, Java, SYSTRAN, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Training sessions attended Machine Translation and Post Editing - Can MT and Translation Memories be combined? [download]
Professional practices Joseph Schreiner endorses's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
About me

I am a registered patent agent (#74,387) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). I have decades of eclectic experience in medical research and computer technology. I have worked in a variety of venues, including the corporate, academic, governmental and freelance sectors, including:

  • Freelance translator – Translating German, French and Spanish patent, engineering and medical documents into English
  • Manager of a research-based dental school database at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Academic computing supervisor at UIC
  • Statistical software consultant/instructor at UIC
  • Technical support, programming and consultation at IBM (statistical software)
  • Research programmer in clinical studies at G.D. Searle (pharmaceutical company)
  • Computer site manager, statistical consultant, instructor for several medical school departments at Northwestern University

I have participated in over a dozen research projects within these organizations and am an author or co-author is as many research publications. In addition, my reading knowledge of several foreign languages gives me the unique ability to analyze and understand engineering and scientific disciplines from an international perspective.


Master of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, including certificates in:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Engineering law

Master of Arts, Loyola University of Chicago, specializing in physiological psychology and experimental design.

Fundamentals of Engineering exam, Industrial Engineering.

Zertifikat Deutsch exam (literacy in German).

CompTIA certification: Security+ (network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management)

CompTIA certification: Network+ (network hardware, connections, software, the OSI Reference model, and different protocols used in local area networks and wide area networks)

CompTIA certification: i-Net+ (Internet, intranet, extranet, electronic commerce technologies, server-side and client-side scripting, basic networking via command line, e-commerce, security via digital signatures, copyright licenses and basic HTML coding)

FCC licensed amateur radio operator, Technician class – (KC9YRN)


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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Keywords: patents, patent agent, engineering, technology, science, medicine, German, French, Spanish, English

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Jan 14

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