Welcome to Welocalize Life Sciences’ Global Communicator.

Patent protection plays a role of increasing importance to businesses competing in international markets. In this issue, we address the budget impact of translating patents and how centralized processes can positively impact a company’s bottom line. We also share why patent translation costs vary across industries.

Our featured language is Japanese. Find out why almost all mobile phones in Japan are waterproof, how many clinical studies currently underway in the country and gain insight on ways to help ensure Japanese linguistic quality. We also introduce you to Nicole Sheehan, VP Customer Success, Regulated Industries at Welocalize. She shares why having in-country translation resources is important and why she would like to learn Chinese. Finally, see where our team will be showcasing our language services and solutions over the next two months.

As always, thank you for reading Global Communicator.

Best regards,





Erin Wynn

Editor, Global Communicator
Chief Customer Officer, Welocalize Life Sciences