RWS Holdings plc is a holding company, which provides patent translations, intellectual property support services, technical and commercial translations and linguistic validation services, through its subsidiaries. The Company's segments include Patent translation division, Life science division, Commercial division and Information division. The Patent translation division provides patent and technical document translation and filing services with offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Japan and China. The Life science division provides technical translations and linguistic validation to medical and pharmaceutical sector. The Life science division includes Corporate Translations Inc., and medical translation and Pharmaquest linguistic validation businesses. The Commercial division provides non patent technical translation and localization services. The Information division offers patent search, retrieval and monitoring services, and patent database service, PatBase.