“I have retained Ms. Martin for translation and interpretation services in numerous high stake lawsuits, ranging from commercial cases in the Complex Litigation Department of California State Court, to hi-tech patent infringement action in the federal district court, and Section 337 investigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). My clients and I have always appreciated her superb language skills, high-standard professionalism and warm personality and will recommend her services to anyone in need without reservations.” - Tony D. Chen, Partner at Caywin Law Group, Former Partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hamptom LLP and Former Partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP
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“Without hesitation I can say that Ms. Ko is the most talented Korean interpreter and translator that I have had the pleasure to retain. Intellectual property litigation is often fraught with extremely technical terminology that generally presents issues for foreign interpreters and translators. Ms. Ko’s vast vocabulary and familiarity with technical terminology have consistently permitted her to excel with precision and accuracy in interpretation and translation. As a result of her friendly demeanor and great personality, working with Ms. Ko is also a pleasure. In short, Ms. Ko has a proven track record in highly technical litigations and she is always my first choice for any Korean interpreter or translator needs.” - Jamie B. Beaber, Mayer Brown
Certified Interpretation And Translation
Korean & Chinese
Areas of Expertise
Technology • Patent • Domestic & International Business • Antitrust • Trademark • Copyrights • Real Estate • Finance & Securities • Employment • Entertainment & Media • Education • Insurance • International Trade
Ko & Martin is a boutique language service group that offers a broad array of language services. We provide high caliber litigation support in interpretation and translation for Korean and Chinese languages. We are certified court interpreters for trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, witness preparations, attorney-client consultation and provide certified translation of documents. We are also highly qualified simultaneous conference interpreters for business conferences, symposiums and entertainment and media events, etc. With the continual rise of intellectual property disputes involving companies from Asia, Ko & Martin has distinguished itself as the go-to language service for IP and complex litigations.
Ko & Martin began as with combined expertise and energetic drive of Soomi Ko, a California Certified Court Interpreter in Korean and Lingling Martin, a California Certified Court Interpreter in Mandarin Chinese. Together their experience in interpreting and translation expands over 25 years. During their tenures as certified interpreters and translators, Soomi Ko and Lingling Martin have provided language services for over 2,000 cases in all areas of law including, but not limited to domestic and international business, technology, patent, antitrust, real estate, finance and securities, employment, entertainment and media, education, insurance and international trade.
Soomi Ko and Lingling Martin have worked as both the primary interpreter and the check interpreter and have provided certified document translation services for many patent litigations involving complex technologies, such as circuit driving of LCD panel televisions, mobile telephone source code, computer storage source code, LED, semiconductors, LCD TFT, CPU heat dissipating technology, etc. Soomi Ko and Lingling Martin frequently travel domestically and internationally to assist in witness preparations, depositions and trials. They have gained many satisfied clients who have complete confidence in their expertise and integrity.
In addition to our lead interpreters Soomi Ko and Lingling Martin, Ko & Martin is supported by a group of highly qualified interpreters who were selected based on their performance. Our interpreters and translators are equipped with various technical backgrounds and expertise. Our clients in return receive the very best language support. We strive to create a level playing field for limited-English speakers participating in the legal system and facilitate cross-cultural communications in business and academia.
Accurate, impartial, confidential, you can count on us.
Let Ko & Martin be a part of your team.