MK Translation Firm

20% faster and cheaper patent Translations

Since 2006, we have translated numerous patent specifications in various technical fields such as communications, chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and more for JPO filing.


We consist of a project manager, and in-house and freelance translators and reviewers. Through patent translations, we contribute to making a better world. We aim to achieve the best result by combining the latest translation technology and human translation efforts. We work for IP law firms, corporate IP departments, and LSPs.


We can process various file types such as .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppx, .mxliff, .sdlxliff.  If you wish, we could send a tmx file along with the translation.


The rise of machine translation and the end of human translation.

July 10, 2017


Implementing Machine Translation For All Projects


MK Translation Firm (Osaka, Japan) has decided, beginning January 2019, to implement machine translation (hereinafter, MT)  for all JA/EN and EN/JA projects, as an attempt to improve productivity. Thereby, we will discontinue translation involving human translation from the beginning. We plan to utilize various technologies besides MT to increase productivity while shortening translation time.



  • Discontinue human translation. Rough translation will be performed by MT.
  • Human translators will be involved from the post editing process.
  • Increase translation productivity while shortening translation time.

[Supported language]

  • JA to EN and EN to JA

[Name of the Service]

  • MT-based Patent Translations

[Staff ability to translate per day (estimated)]

  • 3500 to 4000 words (*currently 2000 to 2500 words)

[Translation process]

  • MT + Post edit + Review


In the current MT technology as of July 2017, MT of JA to EN and EN to JA is the most effective, and thus MT for Japanese and English pair will be introduced first. Thereafter, we plan to introduce other language pairs.


For trials and pricing, please contact us.


General Manager

Masa Kajiki