Korean Patents

New technology is hard to understand, and Korean patent translation work must be performed correctly and precisely.

Korean engineers, scientists, and academics are prolific inventors. They and the firms and institutions they work for publish thousands of patents every year, many of them in Korean. For this reason, Korean patent translators are often called upon to provide Korean patent translation services. Patents are difficult to understand, let alone translate. For that reason, you must entrust your work to a Korean translator who can deliver a good job to you.

Clients come to me when they need to know exactly what these patents say, My clients include lawyers on patent cases, multinational companies studying Korean technology for business, as well as other interested users. In addition to one-off projects, I have participated in long-term patent translation contracts, and have been a member of a team of translators submitting translations to WIPO for review.

This page describes my work as a Korean patent translator on several fields of patents where Korean inventors are particularly strong.


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    Intellectual property of the Korean automobile industry

    Today, the Korean automobile industry is a world leader and Hyundai, along with subsidiary Kia, dominate the local market and have a strong presence in many other countries around the world. Korean engineers and scientists are continuously pushing the frontiers of knowledge in the automobile industry, and many patents are issued in Korea for these technologies. This ensures that Korean patent translation remains a high-demand sector of the market for Korean translation. (See Wikipedia article for detailed overview.)

    A few examples of Korean patents I’ve worked on as a Korean translator in this field:

    • Vehicle Torque Converter Comprising a Vibration Reduction Device Using Pendulums
    • Connection Structure for Inside Door Handle and Safety-Lock Knob Cables of a Vehicle
    • Non-Woven Filter Fabric and Engine Filter
    • Multi-Stage Gear Control System for Electric Vehicles
    • Protector for Vehicle Battery
    • Sled Impact Test Apparatus

    Korean petroleum-related patents, as well as patents in other heavy and chemical industries

    Korean strength in petroleum and heavy and chemical industries goes back to the early 1970s when the country made these areas a focus of economic growth. In fact, developments in these industries laid the foundation for Korean growth into automobiles and semiconductors, as well. Today, all of the large Korean conglomerates, including Samsung, LG and Hyundai, maintain a large presence in these industries. Korean patent translators are involved in translating these patents into English. (See Wikipedia article for detailed overview.)

    A few examples of Korean patents I’ve worked on in this field:

    • Method for Preparing Anhydrosugar Alcohol by Using Polyol as a Reaction Diluent
    • Manufacturing Method for Insoluble Sulfur Using Diisopropenyl Benzene
    • Tackifying Resin and Fabrication Method for Same
    • Sulfonated Poly (Arylene Ethyl) Alternating Copolymer, Sulfonated Poly (Arylene Ethyl) Alternating Copolymer Having an Alternating Structure on the End of a High-Molecular Chain, and a High-Molecular Electrolyte Membrane Using Thereof
    • Inner Liner Rubber Composite for Tubeless Air-Injected Radial Tires for Trucks and Buses
    • Method for Preparing Anhydrosugar Alcohol by Using Polyol as a Reaction Diluent
    • Manufacturing Method for Insoluble Sulfur using Diisopropenyl Benzene
    • Thermally Activatable Fast-Curing Adhesive Coating
    • Dispensing Device and System for Solid Chemical Cleaning Agents
    • Methods of Making Triamine Solids

    Semiconductor-industry patents registered by Korean companies

    Two of the top global semiconductor companies are from Korea: Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. These firms are responsible for a large portion of the Korean economy and their success is the result of decades of investment in facilities and research. To stay on top, Korean firms file and register thousands of patents in the semiconductor field, and many of these are then translated to English by Korean patent translators. (See Wikipedia articles for detailed overview of Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix.)

    A few examples of Korean patents I’ve worked on in this field:

    • Gate Formation Method Using Damascene Technique
    • Electron Emission Simulation of Carbon Nanotube-based Electron Emitter for Micro Focused X-ray Source
    • Complementary Current Field-Effect Transistor Devices and Amplifiers

    Patent registrations related to telecommunications and other fields of computers and electronics

    Korean leadership in telecommunications is well known. From the early adoption of high-speed Internet a generation ago, to the Samsung line of Galaxy phones today, large Korean R&D budgets are powering Korean success in telecommunications, computers and other electronics. Top Korean players in these fields include Samsung, LG, SK, with thousands of second- and third-tier suppliers as well. For this reason, you may need Korean patent translation services to understand these patented technologies.

    A few examples of Korean patents I’ve worked on in this field:

    • Method and System of Providing a Data Recovery Service Using a Communications Network, and the Recording Media on Which the Method is Stored
    • Diagnostic and Management Method for New Renewable Energy Equipment Units Using Mobile Devices, and the System Thereof
    • Method of Analyzing Diagnostic Results from New Renewable Energy Equipment Units, and an Apparatus Thereof
    • Image Sensor with an Infrared Filter
    • Touch and Touch Gesture Recognition System

    Up-and-coming technologies developed by Korean companies in biotechnology

    As Korea moves beyond its traditional industrial base in heavy and chemical industries (including automobiles and semiconductors), Korean leaders are looking to new sources of growth for the future. Biotechnology is one of these industries, and with strong governmental support and presences by large Korean conglomerates, Koreans are increasingly developing world-class technologies to patent, and Korean patent translators are working hard to translate many of these into English.

    A few examples of Korean patents I’ve worked on in this field:

    • Composition and Use for Excising Target DNA, the Composition Comprising a Nucleic Acid or Cas Protein Encoding a Guide RNA and Cas9 Protein Specific to the Target DNA Sequence
    • Human Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitors
    • Derivatives of Halo Quinabactin

    Korean patents in other fields

    While most Korean R&D is focused on the industries described, Korean inventors are developing technologies in many related and unrelated fields, as well. I have worked as a Korean patent translator on the following Korean patents.

    • Composition for Muscle Fatigue Recovery Containing as an Active Ingredient Soybean Yoghurt Fermented with Kimchi Lactobacilli
    • Isolation of Strain for the Preparation of the Fermented Antler and Its Physiological Activities
    • Multipurpose Electronic Dehumidifying Dryer
    • Cartridge for Unit Package of Tea
    • Heat-Dissipating Device Using a Heat Pipe and Skived Fins
    • Heat Resistant Ceramic Composition

    Contact a professional Korean patent translator for your Korean patent translation needs.

    I have been translating Korean patents for many years in a variety of settings, including on Korean business translation and Korean legal translation projects. While machine translation can give you a gist of what a patent means, you’ll only get a complete understanding from the nuanced translation I can provide you of Korean patents. If you don’t yet need an entire Korean patent translated, I can also translate the abstract or claims only, as well.