Dana Scruggs


I have many years of experience translating patents for ZF Friedrichshafen AG (10 years), Robert Bosch GmbH (21 years), Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG (6 years), CLAAS KGaA mbH (5 years), and USound GmbH (3 years) on behalf of IP law firms and translation agencies. I particularly enjoy working directly with patent attorneys on behalf of their German, Swiss, and Austrian clients as this enables me to confirm technical terminology specific to the client and their innovations and establish a relationship in which I can ask questions and learn. I build a terminology database for each client and use the vetted terminology consistently in every patent I translate for the client. In sum, the client receives high-quality patent translations tailored to their needs.

I spend a lot of time researching proper terminology and studying subject matter when translating a patent. I subscribe to the Derwent Innovation patent database, which I use to research technical terms in German and read their English counterparts in the English abstracts, to research prior art, and to study related patents in German and English.

I have a bank account in Germany and can receive payment directly within Europe, enabling clients to avoid wire transfer fees and exchange rate disadvantages.

Language Pairs

- English

Translating Services


Translating Tools


Translating - Areas of Specialization

Engineering - Civil & hydraulic engineeringEngineering - Electrical engineeringEngineering - Industrial engineeringEngineering - Mechanical engineeringIndustry & Technology - Automotive industryIndustry & Technology - Building & constructionIndustry & Technology - ElectronicsIndustry & Technology - EnergyIndustry & Technology - Glass & ceramicsIndustry & Technology - Machinery & toolsIndustry & Technology - Plastics & rubberIndustry & Technology - SteelmakingIndustry & Technology - Textiles & fashionIndustry & Technology - TransportationLaw - Patents, trademarks, & copyrightsMedicine - Instruments, medicalPure Sciences - Mathematics & statisticsPure Sciences - Physics

ATA Divisions

Science & Technology Division




Primary Phone

(317) 545-1123


United States

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