Lyle Ball, COO



fast50_sneddonYesterday, I attended an awards luncheon with MultiLing CEO Michael Sneddon and his wife where Utah Business magazine honored MultiLing as one of the fastest growing companies in Utah (see press release here). MultiLing has more than doubled its revenue over the past five years – the period evaluated for the magazine’s annual Fast 50 list – which is no small feat for any 26-year old company, especially one in Utah.

Do you realize that Utah ranks as the top state for business for the third year in a row, according to the Pollina Corporate study for 2014, a joint endeavor with the American Economic Development Institute?… [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 @ 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]


gala CEO Spotlight: GALA talks to MultiLing CEO Michael Sneddon

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) recently interviewed Michael Sneddon, MultiLing CEO, about what might have contributed to MultiLing’s growth over the past five years and plans to keep it going in the years ahead.

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ipo booth 2 IPO 2014: MultiLing is at Booth 301

Welcome to Vancouver! Not only is it home of the IPO Annual Meeting 2014, but also of the Gelato World Tour North America winners – Bella Gelateria. Perhaps you can enjoy some of the local flavor on us when you stop by the MultiLing booth (#301) and ask, “Gelato, anyone?”

We have global flair and international goodies to share, too. Who can resist a good chat about improving your IP translation and foreign patent filing processes over a good bar of European chocolate? That’s what we’re talking about.

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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]