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Legal Translation Costs: Who Should Pay? (Part 2)

May 28, 2012

By Shanna Bergman

We previously explored the issue of who should pay for legal translation services in November of 2011, when the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan LTD. 633 F.3d 1218 (9th Cir. 2011) that the district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding legal translation costs to Kan Pacific, including document translation costs (from Japanese to English) as well as interpretation costs.  Read more about: Legal Translation Costs: Who Should Pay? (Part 2)  »

6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs

May 23, 2012

A new article listing 6 top strategies/tips for managing patent translation and filing costs has just been posted on IP Watchdog. The authors are Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and president of IPWatchdog, and Ethan Perlson, our own director of marketing.

An excerpt:

Given the sluggish economic recovery and continued budget pressure on IP departments, it makes sense to consider new strategies for lowering the steep costs related to international patent filing. Read more about: 6 Strategies for Managing Patent Translation & Filing Costs  »

Patent Filing in China

May 18, 2012

More global companies than ever before are seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. They rightly view China as one of the world’s largest markets. We at Morningside specialize in patent translation and filing, and over the last five years, we have watched as China has shifted from a country that clients often file in to one they view as absolutely essential for IPR purposes. In 2012, Morningside is slated to translate and file more applications for national stage entry into China than ever before. Read more about: Patent Filing in China  »

Importance of Localization

May 1, 2012

We came across this interesting infographic at Wired Magazine the other day, highlighting a number of websites throughout the world that have a bigger local foothold than their globally popular American equivalents:

Take Rakuten’s dominance in Japan for example. Amazon has successfully expanded on a global level, but Rakuten, by offering services, products, and a format specific to Japan, has been able to successfully capture a third of a $30 billion market.1

This underscores the importance of the localization aspect of translation services in expanding your business beyond the borders of your home country. Read more about: Importance of Localization  »

Morningside Blog On Legal Document Translation Cited By Cornell Law School

April 19, 2012

Morningside is honored that a blog we wrote on legal document translation costs and how a case before the Supreme Court, Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, could affect them has been cited in a publication of the Cornell University law School.

The case could have broad ramifications on whether courts can award the legal translation costs related to foreign-language document translation to the winning party.

Currently, Read more about: Morningside Blog On Legal Document Translation Cited By Cornell Law School  »