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Press Release | October 8, 2014 inovia Overtakes Title of #1 PCT Firm in the World, Maintains #1 Spot in the US for the 4th Consecutive Year inovia the leading foreign filing provider, today announced that it has placed number one in the world for the first time by Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s annual ranking of the top Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms. more

Press Release | September 10, 2014 inovia Settles Patent Dispute with IP Monitor Pty Ltd inovia the leading foreign patent filing provider, today announced that it has settled a patent infringement dispute with IP Monitor Pty Ltd, the operator of a foreign patent filing platform. more

Press Release | July 22, 2014 inovia Announces the Findings of its Annual U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator inovia the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the release of its annual report, "The 2014 U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator," an in-depth look at how the economy has impacted global IP strategy and its influence on future foreign filing plans. more

Press Release | March 6, 2014 inovia Launches Redesign of its Foreign Filing Platform inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider and independent operating unit of RWS Group (LON:RWS), announced the release of an expansive redesign of its foreign filing platform, inovia.com. more

Press Release | February 28, 2014 inovia Agents Rank Among the Top Patent Firms in Managing IP's 2014 Patent Survey inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the inclusion of many of its agents in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's "Patent Survey 2014" rankings, demonstrating inovia's commitment to building a network of superior patent professionals offering clients high-quality service. more

Press Release | October 3, 2013 inovia Acquired by RWS Group inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, has been acquired by RWS Group. more

Press Release | October 3, 2013 inovia Ranks as Top PCT Firm in the United States for Third Consecutive Year inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced that it has placed second in the world and first in the United States for the third consecutive year by Managing Intellectual Property magazine's annual ranking of the top Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms. more

Press Release | September 23, 2013 inovia to Have Strong Presence at Major Intellectual Property Tradeshows and Events this Fall inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today released its fall 2013 events schedule. Boasting a strong international footprint at several top Intellectual Property (IP) law events throughout the fall season. more

Press Release | September 9, 2013 inovia Grows its Global Network of Agents by 46% in 2013, Bringing Total Number of Countries Supported to 124 inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced that top intellectual property (IP) firms in Pakistan, South Korea and Venezuela have joined inovia's international network of agents. more

Press Release | May 23, 2013 inovia Agents Recognized for Excellence in IP by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced that several of its international partners have been honored as 2013 Global Award recipients by Managing IP magazine. more

Press Release | May 6, 2013 Annual Survey Shows IP Outsourcing has Become Commonplace as U.S. Patent Owners Look to Keep Costs Down and Maximize Portfolio Value in the Era of Reform inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the release of its annual report, "The 2013 U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator," an in-depth look at how the economy has impacted global IP strategy and its influence on future foreign filing plans. more

Press Release | March 19, 2013 inovia Adds 10 New Countries to its Global Network of Agents inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced that it has added 10 new countries to its global network of agents in one month. more

Press Release | February, 2013

Cutting costs in foreign patent filing ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH is saving up to €10,000 per invention for patent applications with the aid of the global instruction platform inovia.com more

Press Release | February 11, 2013 inovia Agents Rank Among the Top Patent Firms in Managing IP's 2013 Patent Survey inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the inclusion of many of its agents in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's "Patent Survey 2013" rankings, demonstrating inovia's commitment to building a network of superior patent professionals offering clients high-quality service. more

Press Release | February 6, 2013 inovia Expands its Global Network of Agents with New Partnerships in Morocco, Hong Kong, Italy and the Netherlands inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced that leading intellectual property (IP) firms in Hong Kong, Morocco, Italy and the Netherlands have joined inovia's international network of agents. more

Press Release | December 28, 2012 inovia Expands New York Headquarters at New Downtown Location inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, is on pace to close a record-setting year fueled by 45 percent revenue growth, new services added to its global instruction platform, and rapid expansion of its international network of agents. more

Press Release | December 20, 2012 inovia Concludes Record Year as One of the World's Top Foreign Filing Firms inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, is on pace to close a record-setting year fueled by 45 percent revenue growth, new services added to its global instruction platform, and rapid expansion of its international network of agents. more

Press Release | November 12, 2012 inovia New York Office Powers on (Without Power) with a Little Help from Down Under inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, was completely without power during the week of October 29 due to Hurricane Sandy. Despite the power outage, inovia's New York staff continued to run the business remotely (from cafés, libraries and home offices) without missing a beat. more

Press Release | November 8, 2012 inovia Extends its Services to Include Direct Patent Filing Under the Paris Convention Treaty 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. more

Press Release | October 2, 2012 inovia Continues its Reign as Top PCT Firm in the United States and Closes in on World's Top Ranking According to the Annual Survey by Managing Intellectual Property inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced it has once again moved up in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's annual ranking of the top Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms, placing second in the world and first in the United States for the second consecutive year. more

Press Release | September 28, 2012 inovia Agent Network Reaches 100 Countries and Counting 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. more

Press Release | August 8, 2012 inovia Strengthens Presence in the Middle East Adding Saba & Co. to its Global Network of Agents inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced that Saba & Co., a leading intellectual property (IP) firm in the Middle East and North Africa, will join inovia's international network of agents. more

Press Release | August 6, 2012 inovia Awarded Patent Protection in Japan for European Validation Technology inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, has been granted patent protection by the Japanese Patent Office for the technology behind its European patent validation service. more

Press Release | July 9, 2012 inovia Adds Trademark Search and Registration Service to its Leading Foreign Patent Filing Platform inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced a new trademark search and registration service available on its website. more

Press Release | June 5, 2012 Foreign Filing Technology Leader inovia Launches German Language Website New Version of Corporate Website to Help German Speaking Clients, Partners and Prospects Keep Up with inovia Products and Services. more

Press Release | April 25, 2012 inovia Celebrates 10th Anniversary as IP Technology Pioneer and Leading PCT Solutions Provider On the eve of World IP Day, inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, celebrates its 10-year anniversary providing companies, law firms and universities with a powerful technology solution for reducing the cost and complexity of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) national stage entry, European patent validation and patent translation work. more

Press Release | April 5, 2012 inovia Expands Agent Network in Africa inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced Spoor & Fisher will expand its partnership and role within inovia's international network of agents. more

Press Release | April 3, 2012 inovia Announces the Findings of its Annual U.S. Global Patent and IP Trends Survey inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced the release of its annual report, "The 2012 U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator," the industry's most in-depth look at how the economy has impacted global IP strategy for 2011 and its influence on foreign filing plans for 2012 and beyond. more

Press Release | March 26, 2012 inovia Partners with Startup America to Accelerate Entrepreneurship Throughout the Nation inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced its alliance with the Startup America Partnership, a private sector organization dedicated to helping startups grow that was launched at the White House early last year. more

Press Release | February 8, 2012 inovia Agents Rank Among the Top Patent Firms in MIP's 2012 Survey inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, announced today the inclusion of many of its agents in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's "Patent Survey 2012" rankings, demonstrating inovia's commitment to building a network of superior patent professionals offering clients high-quality service. more

Press Release | February 2, 2012 inovia Supports Findings of USPTO Report on International Patent Protections for Small Businesses The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the report, International Patent Protections for Small Businesses, examining how the capacity for American small business to create jobs is at risk due to the high costs of acquiring, maintaining and enforcing patents outside the United States. more

2011 Announcements


October 14, 2011 inovia Launches Next-Generation Platform for Foreign Patent Filing
October 14, 2011 inovia to Exhibit at Leading Intellectual Property Law Conferences in October
October 11, 2011 inovia Ranks Third in the World and First in the United States
July 5, 2011 inovia Extends Foreign Patent Filing Services into Thailand
May 16, 2011 inovia Celebrates Reaching 10,000 Patent Applications and Counting
May 9, 2011 inovia Extends Foreign Patent Filing Services into Chile
March 31, 2011 inovia to Explore Foreign Filing Best Practices at IP Counsel Café
February 28, 2011 inovia's "U.S. 2011 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator" Provides In-Depth Look
February 23, 2011 inovia to Explore 2011 IP Trends and Best Practices at AUTM Annual Meeting
February 22, 2011 inovia Announces Expansion of Global Team
February 3, 2011 inovia Agents Rank Among the Top Patent Firms in MIP Survey

2010 Announcements


December 1, 2010 inovia Announces Relocation of IP Group to New York Headquarters
October 4, 2010 inovia Ranks 4th Worldwide for PCTs in 2010
September 29, 2010 inovia Upgrades Foreign Patent Filing Platform; Introduces First "1-Click Quote"
July 28, 2010 inovia Extends Foreign Patent Filing Services into Africa with Addition of ARIPO
May 25, 2010 inovia Accelerates Expansion in Europe with Launch of German Office
May 24, 2010 inovia Launches iptranslator Patent Translation Offering
May 11, 2010 inovia's U.S. IP Trends Report Wins Mondaq Content Award
May 7, 2010 inovia Announces Expansion of their Foreign Patent Filing Services into Iceland
April 19, 2010 inovia Highlights Global Patent Protection Trends
April 14, 2010 IP Budgets In US Could Be Stabilizing: Survey
April 14, 2010 72 Percent of Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises Plan to Maintain or Increase
Foreign Patent Filings
March 31, 2010 inovia Founder Quoted in MIP on Darby & Darby Dissolution
March 29, 2010 inovia Founder to Moderate Panel on "Foreign Filing: Experiences in Asia and Europe"
January 20, 2010 inovia Launches Foreign Filing Blog

2009 Announcements


December 10, 2009 inovia Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 50
October 8, 2009 inovia Ranks 3rd Worldwide for PCTs in 2009
September 8, 2009 inovia Extends their Economical Foreign Patent Filing Services
August 7, 2009 Two Steps Forward, One Step Back:
Is the U.S. serious about international patent harmonisation?
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July 1, 2009 Norway is Included in EPO Regional Phase Filings
May, 2009 Technology Transfer Tactics:
Reduce cost, not quantity, of foreign patent filings
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April 22, 2009 inovia Celebrates Seventh Anniversary with Industry Leader Status
March 24, 2009 Significant European Patent Office Fee Changes

2008 Announcements


November 3, 2008 Norway may not be included under European regional stage filings
October 28, 2008 From PCTFILER to inovia
October 21, 2008 Filing Facts: Australia eases duty of disclosure requirements
September 9, 2008 Filing Facts: The 10 most popular countries
September 9, 2008 Filing Facts: Compare your costs
June 4, 2008 You can now enter the national stage in Vietnam with inovia
April 18, 2008 PCTFILER is now accepting national stage instructions for Malaysia
March 17, 2008 PCTFILER is PCT national stage leader
March 6, 2008 Filing Facts: Excess claims fees explained

2007 Announcements


December 3, 2007 PCTFILER recognised as a leading technology innovator
November 26, 2007 Introducing epvalidation
September 17, 2007 PCTFILER moves into Europe