Press release | 2010-05-25 08:58:31

inovia Accelerates Expansion in Europe with Launch of German Office

Appoints Wolfgang Danner, IP Industry Expert, to Lead Business Development

inovia, the leading foreign filing platform, announced today from the INTA Annual Meeting in Boston, its new office in Munich, Germany and the appointment of Wolfgang Danner as Senior Director, Business Development. The German operation is backed by inovia staff and IP experts in London, as well as its local agent, patent attorney firm Fleuchaus & Gallo.

"Germany files more PCT applications than any other country in Europe — 15,000/year, which is on par with the US per capita," said David Nelson, CEO of inovia. "We are delighted to have Wolfgang Danner, an experienced and respected IP industry executive, spearhead our presence and help bring inovia’s foreign filing efficiencies to the German market."

Danner comes to inovia from Dennemeyer & Co., where he was Global Head of Sales and Marketing. He had previously co-founded IPAN, setting up their global partner network as its Head of Sales and Marketing. He also held a senior sales role at CPA Global and brings to inovia 25 years of experience in Sales management and the Intellectual Property (IP) field.

"I am happy to see further expansion into our national market," said Wolfgang Danner. "I look forward to working with inovia — and Fleuchaus & Gallo, our German associates — to offer both German and pan-European patent applicants our foreign filing products so they can cost-effectively take their innovations to the world."

inovia will be exhibiting in booth #629 at INTA in Boston, distributing copies of its 2010 US IP Trends Report along with information about its foreign filing and IP translation products.

About INTA

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a worldwide association of member companies and firms that support and advance trademarks and intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce. For more information, visit www.inta.org.

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. 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.

Contact:

Elizabeth Curtin

marketingteam@inovia.com

Marketing Coordinator

+1 (646) 237 3864