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2016 USTR List of Notorious Markets

January 19, 2017

ustr listThe United States Trade Representative’s office recently released its sixth annual List of Notorious Markets linked to “the detriment of legitimate trade in IP-intensive goods and services.” The List names 21 online markets and 21 physical marketplaces (in 10 different countries) that are known for engaging in or facilitating commercial-scale trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. This article is posted on Morningside IP Read More Here.

 

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Google Breakthrough in Machine Translation is the First Step Toward General A.I.

January 18, 2017

AI image 1Artificial Intelligence has inspired many Hollywood blockbusters, but it’s no longer taking a backseat to reality. In recent years, we’ve become accustomed to the presence of A.I. in our everyday lives, sometimes without even realizing it. But as we begin 2017, the stuff of Sci-Fi legend is truly becoming a reality and much of the action is taking place within the translation industry. To understand how we got here and where we’re going, let’s start with a brief overview of the four different types of A.I. Read more about: Google Breakthrough in Machine Translation is the First Step Toward General A.I.  »

Making Informed Life Science Translation Decisions: Quoting Early, Precisely and Often

January 10, 2017

Life Science Translation Aside 3With 2016 coming to an end, and in light of new legislation placing greater importance on quality medical translations (Medical Device Regulations, In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulations and CE Marking), I’ve started thinking about lessons from my past experience working in the world of biotech. Before joining the life sciences division, I worked with a nutraceutical startup out of Harlem Biospace where I met numerous vendors with advice, products and services for the life sciences industry. Read more about: Making Informed Life Science Translation Decisions: Quoting Early, Precisely and Often  »

Arrival: Hollywood’s Newest Hero is a Translator

January 3, 2017

arrival-blog*Spoiler alert!

Arrival, the newest sci-fi alien encounter film to hit the silver screen, promotes an unlikely and yet truly plausible hero. When 12 alien ships unexpectedly arrive on Earth, Dr. Louise Banks, an American translator and expert linguist, is called upon by the U.S. military to help answer the film—and humanity’s—most urgent question: Why are they here? Dr. Banks (played by Amy Adams) becomes the film’s hero when she cracks the code of the aliens’ written language and deduces that their circular smoke-like symbols, Read more about: Arrival: Hollywood’s Newest Hero is a Translator  »

The State of X-Border Online Holiday Shopping

December 22, 2016
ecommerce-holiday-shoppingOnline holiday shopping in the US: double-digit YoY growth

Holiday season online retail sales in the US keep growing dramatically from year to year. Cyber Monday online shopping this year hit $3.45 billion, up 12% from last year. And the Cyber Five shopping days (Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday) brought in $12.8 billion in online consumer sales.

All in all, holiday season online sales are forecast to exceed $90 billion in the US alone. Read more about: The State of X-Border Online Holiday Shopping  »