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RWS inovia is the world’s leading expert in foreign patent filing, IP translation and search services.

With more than 50 years experience, RWS inovia has led the industry and helped more than 10,000 clients protect their intellectual property and enforce their IP rights around the world.

Things have changed in IP — especially when it comes to foreign patent filing. The growing expense and complexity of foreign filing has driven the industry to search for a new and innovative approach.

Our leading edge service and technology have opened the way, delivering increased efficiency, the highest quality and significant cost savings.

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Our operational reach is global.

With professionals across the globe, we are able to offer support in all
major time zones and IP jurisdictions.

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agent network.

In combination with our technology, a big part of our business model is our agent network, made up of international patent firms covering more than 130 countries. We also offer the inovia agent marketplace, which is a collection of member firms who are available to receive work through the platform.

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Our agent network covers 13 0  + countries


RWS inovia is the largest foreign filing provider in the United States

According to Managing IP magazine, RWS inovia handles the national stage entry of more PCT applications than any firm in the United States.

To date over 2,000 companies, universities and law firms have used our foreign filing platform, inovia, to reduce the cost and complexity of PCT national stage entry, European validation, direct (Paris Convention) filing and patent translations.

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“inovia’s method of providing a firm quote per filing is invaluable in allowing our clients to control patent filing costs and budget appropriately.”

—Theresa Olmstead, IP Paralegal, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Hear what our clients
have to say.

Our clients cite three key benefits: time savings, cost savings (including upfront and transparent pricing), and exceptional client service – from us and our agent network.

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