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Korean patents in US translation for August 2, 2016

  The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6609 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 337 (5.1%) were filed by South Korean applicants, had at least one South Korean inventor, and claimed priority to an application originally filed in South Korea. That number.. Read More

Machine translation of Korean patents

Korean-English translation is challenging for humans and machines alike.  Machine translation programs that turn in a respectable performance on common European language pairs like German-English often fail spectacularly when faced with Korean-English. But in our busy modern world, it’s often necessary to turn to a machine translation to just get a rough idea of what is in a patent and whether it might be worth paying for a professional translation… Read More

Korean patents in US translation for May 31, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, May 31, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6896 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 459 (6.0%) were filed by South Korean applicants, had at least one South Korean inventor, and claimed priority to an application originally filed in South Korea. That number includes.. Read More

The most current English translation of the Korean Patent Act

Where can you find the most up-to-date English translation of the Patent Act of South Korea? As of October 2014, the answer is: on the Korean Intellectual Property Office website, in the “Industrial Property Laws” section. (Direct link to PDF) KIPO’s translation was last updated to reflect the amendments of January 21, 2014. That means that it is already three amendments behind the Korean version. And more changes, including some.. Read More

6 key Korean patent resources

Jump to list. Whether you’re an inventor or a patent practitioner needing an overview of the Korean patent system, or a translator looking for help with patent terminology, there will be times when you need to find good information about the Korean patent system in English. But finding that information is easier said than done. And finding reliable, up-to-date information in English on Korean patents and patent law is somewhere.. Read More