Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Intellectual Property & Patent Translation
Intellectual property (IP) is the umbrella term covering areas such as copyright, trademark law, unfair competition and patent law. Students study an outline of the legislation and salient aspect of each area, to become familiar with the mechanics and terminology, and then see this applied by translating from real-life case studies involving intellectual property lawsuits. This approach provides an overview of generalist education in intellectual property law and policy as well as focus on patents. Students carry out research using relevant multilingual databases and resources from international organizations. Becoming familiar with the content, terminology and style of documents involved in this field, as well as with the appropriate translation strategies and techniques, prepares participants to produce professional-level translations.