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An ATA Professional Development Event
Presented by the American Translators Association
and the National Capital Area Chapter of ATA

Patent Translation Seminar
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Doubletree Crystal City     Arlington, VA     June 17-18, 2006

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CONTINUING EDUCATION
Earn up to 8 CEPs for the ATA Certification Program. LEARN MORE

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CERTIFICATION EXAM
An ATA certification exam sitting will be held on Sunday, June 18. This will be a standard exam, not specialty-specific.
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Join your colleagues for two days of in-depth, advanced-level sessions presented by experts in their field.

Understand the practical aspects of patent translation including procedures for drafting and revising. Learn what it takes to be an effective translator in a patent department of a law firm. Get an explanation of the typical documents encountered and what purpose they serve in the patent process. Learn how to prepare exact, literal, or mirror translations for use in patent practice. Hear the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

 Schedule of Events - Saturday, June 17
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The American Translators Association will provide a full-day of sessions on patent translation, including a continental breakfast in the morning, a Job Marketplace, and a Networking Session following the final presentation.

7:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
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8:30am Practical Aspects of Patent Translation
- Tom Clark
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10:30am
12:30pm Lunch on your own
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2:30pm Techniques for Preparing Exact, Literal,
or Mirror Translations
- Martin Cross
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4:30pm
Patent Translation Handbook: A Progress Report
- Nicholas Hartmann
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5:00pm Networking Session
   

Schedule of Events - Sunday, June 18
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The National Capital Area Chapter of ATA will provide a two-and-a-half-hour presentation on intellectual property law.

8:00am
Registration
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9:00am The Hitchhiking Translator's Guide to the Intellectual Property Galaxy
- Richard L. Creech
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