Press release | September 28, 2012
Growth Milestone Demonstrates Company's Commitment to Offering a Comprehensive Network for Foreign Patent Filing
inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced that its international network of agents has expanded to cover more than 100 countries, providing clients with unrivaled coverage for PCT national stage entry and European validation.
The recent additions of Nigeria and OAPI to the inovia agent network raise the total country count to 102. Spoor & Fisher, inovia's current agent covering ARIPO and South Africa, will handle PCT national stage entry filings into Nigeria and OAPI, providing inovia clients with a streamlined relationship for filings in Africa.
"We seek to provide our clients with a high quality and fully transparent network of foreign associates that is available wherever our clients want to file," said David Nelson, CEO of inovia. "The inovia agent network, coupled with our technology to streamline foreign patent filing, offers clients a cost-effective and high quality method for protecting their innovations around the world."
inovia is one of the largest foreign filing providers in the world. More than 1,000 companies, law firms and universities have used its online platform, inovia.com, to reduce the cost and complexity of their PCT national stage entry, European validation and patent translation work. In combination with its technology platform, inovia's global network is a key component to its business model. Agents are selected based on their commitment to client service, expertise in their jurisdictions and meticulous translation standards.
Many of inovia's agents consistently rank among the top patent firms, according to an annual survey published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Earlier this year, inovia's agents in 42 countries were listed in the ranking for patent prosecution work, with agents in 13 countries achieving the highest possible ranking.
inovia is the global leader in foreign patent filing, having served more than 1,500 clients. Its global instruction platform, inovia.com, simplifies the PCT national stage entry, direct (Paris Convention) filing and European validation processes. inovia, a member of the RWS Group, has headquarters in New York, offices in London, Munich and Sydney, and agents covering over 130 countries, providing support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia's patented technology pioneered online foreign filing and is recognized among WIPO's most notable inventions. For more information visit www.inovia.com and follow the company on Twitter @inoviaIP.
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