Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Translation of Patents from French Into English

ID: 738105 California, USA

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Expert has been a full-time professional translator since 2002. He became American Translator Association (ATA) Certified for translation from French into English in 2004 and became registered before the USPTO patent bar in 2010. Previously he worked in academic research in astrophysics and industrial R&D in the telecom industry. Since 2014 he has dedicated a portion of his time to research and writing in history of physics.
His translation work his focused on translating French patent applications and European patent application written in French to English for national phase filing with the USPTO. He has translated over 550 patents.

He is also a grader for the ATAT Certification Program. He applies this experience and the program's methodology to the quantitative assessment of patent translation accuracy.

If French-language prior art has been cited as prejudicial to your patent or patent application, you should work with this expert to make sure you completely and accurately understand the French-language prior art.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: PhD Subject: Astronomy Institution: Harvard University
Year: 1979 Degree: BA, magna cum laude Subject: Physics Institution: Cornell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Translator Department:
Translation from French into English

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1979 to 1981 Country / Region: Democratic Republic of the Congo (fka Zaire) Summary: Peace Corps volunteer, taught physics in French

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Astronomical Society (1986 to present)
American Translators Association (2002 to present)
Licenses / Certifications
- Certified by the American Translators Association for French into English translations (2004)
- Registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Received the Diplôme approfondie de la langue Française, C2 level (mastery) certification in French-language abilities.
Awards / Recognition
Recipient of the S. Edmund Berger Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation.
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 6

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testified as an expert at trial or by deposition in one case in the previous four years.
• Provided a patent translation and a declaration entered before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2018.
• Provided a patent translation, declaration and deposition in an inter-parte review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO in 2021.
Training / Seminars
French: full mastery (tested at CERFL level C2)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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