IP translations – Balancing risk against cost

Whether you are a patent attorney, paralegal, patent agent, researcher in an IP services firm or even an inventor, there is an obvious temptation to consider using low cost translation providers.  Patent translation can be a major drain on budgets, especially in the area of international patent prosecution.

In this publication we examine whether the expense of expert patent translations can be justified in these days of budget constraints, particularly now that there are an increasing number of lower cost alternatives.

When is it appropriate to use specialists and when can costs be cut by using the cheaper alternatives without incurring any undue risk?