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I wish to read Chinese patent and does not know how to read Chinese language.

  • What should i do to get that patent in English version ?

  • How to translate Chinese Patent?

  • What will be the authenticity of such translation?

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There are many ways to get translated version of Chinese patent some of them are listed below:-

  1. [PAID WAY] Get a certified translator service; (certified copy can be obtained from person and will be accepted in front of non-Chinese authorities)
  2. [FREE WAY 1] (via - Chinese Patent Office); (using - machine translation):

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  • Visit chinese patent office official site
  • locate patent search tab
  • input your search term; eg patent number
  • Click on relevant result
  • Locate a button called Machine Translation at bottom of page.
  • Navigate using 'First, Prev, Next, Last' hyper link in page

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  1. [FREE WAY 2] via- Espacenet

    • Search and find patent using Espacenet service;
    • Go to description tab
    • use Pattranslate button to get english version enter image description here
  2. Most of the Time a person can get English version of the translation using above 2 free methods. but in case no translation can be achieved then you have to download PDF version of the patent. Get a OCR run on that PDF file. Software to use in such case is to be Acrobat Professional prefrably above 9 Pro version. After successful OCR use Google translate to get english version of text.

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Try looking for the Chinese patent number in http://gpsn.uspto.gov/ for an English translation , or I believe the chinese website SIPO has english translations of their patents. Also you can check to see http://www.epo.org/searching/asian/china/faq.html for how to navigate the chinese patent database websites and maybe extract the spec in chinese and run that through google translate.

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All of the patents from China that see displayed at google/patents are machine translated. Are you sure you are looking in google/patents? –  George White Aug 11 '14 at 4:59

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