In today’s globalized world of business, the accurate translation of key documents is vital to protect your patent portfolio and compliance with your legal agreements.

Complex legal issues hinge on the correct interpretation of every word and the precise meaning of a sentence.
Poorly translated documents, which are open to ambiguity and misinterpretation, put you at risk of patent infringements you can’t challenge and the threat of damages claims.

Mercury provides the specialist service to ensure translations of your patent searches, applications and litigation documents are precisely worded and retain their power.


Patent searches

Many patents are published worldwide in a foreign language other than English.
During prior art searches, translations are often needed in order to evaluate and decide whether or not to proceed with the patent application.

Mercury offers an affordable pricing plan for translating prior art search documents.
These documents are only for information purposes and there is no need to have the same level of quality as with a patent that is to be published.

Please note that translations are performed by a human translator and not by machine translation systems.

See our Standard pricing plan for further details



Patent applications

Patent applications require pinpoint accuracy and detailed knowledge of key technical terms and patent wording.
Otherwise their validity can be challenged, putting your intellectual property rights at risk.

A high level of accuracy is vital when translating patent applications into other languages.
Such accuracy can only be obtained through quality assurance procedures that include highly skilled translators, a thorough proofreading by an internal linguist and the assistance of a field expert for terminology confirmation.

See our Standard Plus pricing plan for further details.



Patent litigation

Translating patent litigation documents is a very demanding task. Translated documents must convey the precise meaning of the original in order to be correctly interpreted in all legal proceedings.

Furthermore, these documents are a mix of technical, legal and patent terminology and wording.

That’s why only highly skilled translators should be used along with multi level quality assurance checks: proofreading by an internal linguist, a technical and legal review by a field expert and finally a source-to-target review by a senior linguist.

Our team comprises of the best translators and reviewers in the industry.
The reviewers we rely on are international lawyers that have been carefully selected for their experience and knowledge of patent litigation issues.

See our Premium pricing plan for further details.




Missing critical deadlines in patent filing procedures may lead to significant business losses.

To cope with urgent and mandatory deadlines, Mercury’s translation team has an average of 10 translators for each language and expertise area.

Our daily capacity for a single language and expertise area is about 3.000 words (i.e. 12 pages of 250 words each).
For large projects with tight deadlines, we are able to divide a project’s documents amongst a team of specialised translators, bringing the daily capacity up to 15.000 words (i.e. 60 pages).



Quality assurance

The quality of our translations is assured with multiple levels of quality assurance checks. For further details, please visit our dedicated page on quality assurance.




Any combination between European, Middle East or Asian languages.



Confidentiality & data security

At Mercury we take confidentiality seriously. For further details, please visit our dedicated page on confidentiality and data security.



What we do offer

  • 24 years experience of translating complex patents
  • Best translators and reviewers in the industry
  • Standard pricing plan for patent searches (including 1-level quality assurance checks)
  • Standard Plus pricing plan for patent applications (including 2-level quality assurance checks)
  • Premium pricing plan for patent litigation (including 3-level quality assurance checks)
  • European, Middle East and Asian languages
  • Fast turnaround times to meet your deadlines
  • Optimized daily capacity for large multilingual projects with tight deadlines
  • Stringent standards of confidentiality & data security protection

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