16 / 11 / 18

Translation innovation

thebigword, founded by Leeds man, Larry Gould, successfully patented its Highly Secure Translation Editor connecting its expert linguists to commercially-sensitive work. Linguists can securely carry out translation and audio transcription tasks as well as annotate scanned documents. The system handles both storage during the task and deletion once the translation is complete. This appeals to customers, protects and strengthens the company's market position and could generate significant new licensing revenues from other firms buying the rights. Patenting is notoriously difficult in the digital realm where every new development inevitably shares some substantial elements with other applications.