IP & Patents

At Interbooks, we have a large pool of translators with experience in all kinds of technical fields, including electricity, communications, machinery, chemistry and biology, biotechnology, and much more.

We have translated over 1.5 million patent documents in total.

In addition, we can provide a high-quality translation service at the level of quality required by ISO 17100 for translation services, using human and technical resources and processes that are compliant with the requirements of the standard.

If you require an ISO 17100-compliant translation service, please get in touch.

Considering all we can do to ensure quality and security

ISO-certified in ISO 17100 for translation services


Issued in May 2015, ISO 17100 was established based on the already existing standard EN15038 that was issued in Europe, a region on the cutting-edge of translation. The ISO 17100 standard stipulates the necessary requirements for all aspects of the translation process that directly influence the quality and delivery of a translation service.

Reinforced information security measures

At Interbooks, we have established guidelines to strictly operate and manage information security.
Focusing on the three factors of data storage locations, the office environment, and staff education, we regularly train staff and related personnel on information security.

IP & patent translation in numbers

Split by business sector, IP/patent translations make up 45% of translation projects

We offer IP & patent translation in the following fields:

Number of completed IP & patent related documents
Increase expected in 2022

225 registered IP & patent translators
More translators to be added in 2022

Patent application specification translation service

Three features

1. Technical fields of translators

Five technical fields

Translators responsible for patent translations are qualified as patent attorneys or have experience working at a patent office. Each translator also specializes in one or more technical fields, such as electricity, communications, machinery, chemistry, or biotechnology.

2. Quality management process

Four-stage check

The translation service we provide uses a translation quality management process (self-check, bilingual check, claim check, tool check) that has been developed over time.

3. Quick turnaround

By improving the efficiency of administrative tasks and speeding up the translation process, we can offer a fast service and quick turnaround while still ensuring a high standard of quality for each patent translation we produce.

IP & patent document translation pricing

We will provide a quotation in accordance with your requirements.
We can offer special pricing for customers who place regular orders with us.
Please feel free to send us an inquiry or quotation request.

We offer IP & patent translation for the following documents:

Available documents

  • Patent application specifications
  • Priority documents
  • Notifications of reasons for refusal,
    responses to OAs and similar
  • Documents related to judgments on opposition, records of proceedings
  • Prior art documents, cited references
  • Contracts

IP & patent translation technical fields

With our IP & patent translation service, we strive to create accurate translations in a multitude of specialist fields by constantly developing a highly selective group of patent translators. Each translator has a specialist background in one or more technical fields, including but not limited to machinery and construction, electricity and electronics, systems and control, communication information, organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutics, and biotechnology, and each is capable of effectively researching the latest technologies.

In addition, we are continuously working to meet the expectations of our clients, especially in respect to quality. To this end, we keep an eye on trends in technological developments to expand our pool of translators specialized in up-and-coming and important technologies. We are also focusing on sharing information with translators and providing them with education and training.

Strategic technological development in Japan: Eight key fields

Lifesciences Genomes, drug discovery and medical care, medical and diagnostic devices, food science and technology, brain science, bioinformatics, the environment and ecology, material production, etc.
Information communication High-speed networks, security, consumer electronics networks, high-speed computing, simulations, large-scale and high-speed memory, input/output, recognition and semantic understanding, human interface evaluation, software, devices, other information communication technologies, etc.
Environment Global environment, regional environments, environmental risks, biological diversity, sustainable social systems, common foundational research into the environment, etc.
Nanotechnology/materials Nanosubstances and materials (electronic, magnetic, and optical applications, etc.); nanosubstances and materials (structural material applications, etc.); nano information devices; nanomedicine; nanobiology; energy and environmental applications; surfaces and interfaces; measuring techniques and standards; processing, synthesis, and processes; fundamental properties; calculation, theories, and simulations; materials for creating safe and secure spaces; common foundational research into nanotechnologies and materials; other nanotechnologies and materials; etc.
Energy Fossil fuels and processed fuels; nuclear energy; natural energy; low energy/energy usage technology; reducing environmental impact; cooperating with, and contributing to, the international community; common foundational research into energy; other energy technologies; etc.
Craftmanship and manufacturing technology High-precision technology, precision parts processing, high-value added and state of the art technology (micromachines, etc.), minimizing environmental impact, quality control and ensuring safety at manufacturing sites, cutting-edge craftmanship, medical care and welfare devices, assembly processes, systems, manufacturing technologies and common foundations, other manufacturing technologies, etc.
Social infrastructure Disaster prevention, national infrastructure, transport, common foundational research into social infrastructure, other social infrastructure technologies, etc.
Underexplored frontiers Outer space, oceans

Technical fields (production fields)

  • Food and drink
  • Tobacco products
  • Textiles
  • Clothing
  • Leather products
  • Wooden products
  • Paper products
  • Petroleum products, nuclear fuel
  • Fundamental chemical products
  • Pesticides, agricultural chemical products
  • Paint, varnish
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Soap, detergent
  • Other chemical products
  • Synthetic fibers
  • Rubber and plastic products
  • Non-ferrous mining products
  • Fundamental metals
  • Metal products
  • Energy machinery
  • General machinery
  • Agricultural and forestry machinery
  • Machining tools
  • Specialized machinery
  • Weapons, ammunition
  • Consumer electronics
  • Office equipment, computers
  • Motors, power generators
  • Wiring and control parts, electrical wiring, cabling
  • Storage batteries, batteries
  • Lighting equipment
  • Other electrical devices
  • Electrical parts
  • Signal transmission equipment, communication devices
  • Televisions, radios, AV equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Measuring devices
  • Optical devices
  • Clocks
  • Bicycles
  • Other transportation devices
  • Furniture, consumer goods