Press release | November 8, 2012

inovia Extends its Services to Include Direct Patent Filing Under the Paris Convention Treaty

Leading Foreign Filing Provider Brings Efficiency and Cost Savings to New Markets Including Argentina and Taiwan

inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the launch of a direct (Paris Convention) filing service. For those applicants not using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), filing their patents directly overseas under the Paris Convention is a common approach. inovia brings its foreign filing expertise and proven experience as one of the world's leading Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms to this new service, allowing organizations to file directly into popular countries like Argentina and Taiwan.

Similar to its PCT national stage entry and European validation services, inovia clients can get instant quotes for direct filing and file into multiple countries with a single instruction. Companies, universities and patent attorneys benefit from the efficiency and cost savings delivered by leveraging inovia's web-based technologies to ease the administrative burden, communication and management of the foreign filing process. inovia customers report significant time and cost savings.

The 2012 U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator report found that 20 percent of respondents filed overseas in 2011 using both the PCT and Paris Convention. While PCT filings dominate, inovia found it important to provide the industry with a comprehensive platform that meets all foreign patent filing needs. The new direct filing service will support the most popular filing destinations including Argentina, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

"Law firms and companies continue to seek new ways to offset foreign filing costs by outsourcing portions of the process, turning to specialist firms like inovia," said David Nelson, CEO. "As such, it's important that our product offering evolves to meet the needs of the entire industry. Bringing innovation and new services to the inovia.com platform and adding highly skilled agents to our global network are top priorities."

More information on inovia's direct filing service can be found on the company's website.

About inovia

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. With headquarters in New York, offices in London, Munich and Sydney, and agents covering 130 countries, inovia provides support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia's patented technology pioneered online foreign filing and is recognized amongst WIPO's most notable inventions. For more information visit inovia at www.inovia.com and follow the company on Twitter @inoviaIP.

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