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Lyle Ball, COO

Lyle Ball, COO

One of our main goals in 2014 is to invest in the best people, processes and technologies. To date, we have moved forward with announcements of key hires in technology, sales and financial operations, as well as investments in our physical resources with a more than 270 percent increase in office space in Asia. As the number of U.S., European and Asian enterprises spending millions of dollars per year on patent translations continues to fuel the strongest growth in global patent filings in nearly two decades, MultiLing is strongly positioned to capitalize on this market.

In fact, our hiring is just beginning and continues to grow.… [Continue reading]


interphex2014 Meet us there!

MultiLing is looking forward to meeting you when we’re on the road this quarter. You’ll see us in Vancouver and Copenhagen at IP and patent meetings.

If you would like to meet with a MultiLing representative at an upcoming event in either of these locations, please contact us at request @ multiling.com to make an appointment.We hope to see you soon!

IPO 42nd Annual Meeting | Vancouver, Canada | September 7-9

Global Patent Congress 2014 | Copenhagen, Denmark | September 22-24

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Lyle Ball Presents at China IP & Innovation Summit

cipisMultiLing COO Lyle Ball presented on how to reduce risk in your IP portfolio with streamlined patent translation services at the China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit in Hangzhou, China. Additionally, as a sponsor of the event, Lyle was able to share opening remarks, conduct a general session, introduce speakers and a panel discussion,  providing exposure of MultiLing’s expertise and leadership in patent translation services to more than 80 leading companies in a variety of industries.

Other presenters included IP experts from global enterprises such as Philips, Huawei, ZTE, IBM, Samsung, Bayer, Hisense, Alibaba and Baidu.

Lyle Ball

Lyle’s main presentation focused on risks that are inherent in foreign patent filings and how a streamlined model for the foreign patent filing process, including translation, can help manage a company’s risk for office actions, cost of patent ownership and litigation.… [Continue reading]

“Journal of Commercial Biotechnology” Publishes MultiLing Case Study

journal of com biotechAccording to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), nearly 100,000 pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent applications are filed each year around the world, and the trend is increasing. These companies have very little room for error in the work they conduct each day, even with stagnant budgets and an increased filing demand.

Jeremy Coombs is SVP of operations at MultiLing

Jeremy Coombs is SVP of operations at MultiLing

In the first 2014 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, Jeremy Coombs, senior vice president of operations at MultiLing, outlines a case study of how one of MultiLing’s biotech clients is able to file hundreds of patents annually in 30+ countries by partnering with MultiLing and leveraging its centralized translation model.… [Continue reading]


Filing Patents in Latin America

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 8.25.06 PMThe number of patents filed in Latin America is minuscule compared to China, Japan and the United States, however, a closer look reveals more. Recent statistics released in June from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) show an overall 2.7 percent increase in patents filed in Latin America. This growth was led by Mexico with a 9 percent increase from 2011-12 or 15, 314 patents filed. Colombia saw a 5.5 percent increase over 2011, and Guatemala realized a 3.9 percent increase. While Brazil showed a slight decrease in the number of patent filed, it still led all Latin American countries with 30,435 patents filed in 2012.… [Continue reading]

European Patent Validation Costs Too High for Patentee

Entrepreneurs and small start-ups are the incubators of bringing new ideas to market. But what happens when they feel priced out of gaining patents in markets where they hope to do business?

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IP News Roundup: China opens IP center, America’s IP exceeds $5 trillion

A summary of IP and patent news around the world.

Pirates beware as China opens first intellectual property center

The law firm Rouse recently linked up with the prestigious Tsinghua University to launch China’s first intellectual property center in Beijing, which aims to support the 31,000 current students and all past alumni of the university, as well as local businesses in the Haidian district of the capital where Tsinghua is located, with developing and commercializing their ideas. Read more

America’s IP Worth More than $5 Trillion, Reports U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber reported this week that America’s IP is worth more than $5 trillion.[Continue reading]

IP News Roundup

A summary of IP and patent news around the world.

Senate Patent Reform Bill Delayed Yet Again

A bi-partisan Senate bill aimed at curbing abuse of the U.S. patent system has been handed another setback today, with Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announcing that, for the fourth time, consideration of the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act will be postponed. What is stuck at the moment is the details. The two-week recess could provide enough time to get things in order. GIven that the bill is sponsored by both parties, barring complication, the act could clear committee by early May. Read more.… [Continue reading]