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The Difference Between a Legal Interpreter and a Legal Translator

legal translator vs legal interpreterAttorneys, courts and case law often conflate the need for legal translators or legal interpreters. While both types of language professionals carry meaning from one language to another, they do it in different contexts, work with different source materials, and require a somewhat different skill set and even a different personality. When handling international disputes, it’s important to understand the distinction between the two to ensure you get the language support you need.

Legal interpretation

What they do: A legal interpreter works with the spoken word during depositions, Read more about: The Difference Between a Legal Interpreter and a Legal Translator  »

The Localization Challenges of the Internet of Things

localization in the IOTIn the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), products are interconnected, exchanging data about our habits and needs, and have the ability to manage many of the things we now do ourselves. It’s easy to invent examples: Lawn-maintenance systems that track weather data, refrigerators that tell you what food you need to buy, exercise trackers connected to emergency rooms (just in case), intelligent car dashboards, and so on. With nearly $6 trillion invested in infrastructure over the next five years alone, Read more about: The Localization Challenges of the Internet of Things  »

The Importance of Translation in Preventing International Fraud

how translations can prevent international fraudIn any new business relationship, establishing trust is difficult. It can be hard enough to reliably assess the integrity of an unfamiliar party when you speak the same language. With multilingual communication, it can be nearly impossible to feel confident when you’re dealing with someone new. And you’re right to be wary. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), organizations around the world lose 5% — or about $3.5 trillion — Read more about: The Importance of Translation in Preventing International Fraud  »

The Role of Translation in Fighting Climate Change

When the world faces a global threat such as climate change, an all-hands-on-deck approach is required. Evidence of the problem can occur anywhere, and any realistic solution must make sense everywhere.

The Paris Agreement

The landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — called by some “the world’s greatest diplomatic success” — was published in all six official United Nations (UN) languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Read more about: The Role of Translation in Fighting Climate Change  »

5 Ridiculous Patents

confused emojiIf you want to patent an invention, it must offer a solution to a problem. Specifically, it must meet the following three conditions: (1) Novelty – at least some aspect of it must be new; (2) Inventive Step – the new aspect/s must not be obvious or easily deduced; (3) Industrial applicability – the invention must be able to be made or used in an industry. We’re not quite sure how the following five U.S. Read more about: 5 Ridiculous Patents  »