Press release | 2009-04-22 09:34:42

inovia Celebrates Seventh Anniversary with Industry Leader Status

Coordinates more national stage filings than any law firm worldwide — revenue has grown
by 95% in the last year.

New York, NY Today inovia, specialists in coordinating PCT national stage entry and European patent validation for patent firms, companies and universities, celebrated its seventh anniversary. The inovia team is marking this occasion at a time when year on year revenue is growing by 95%, enabling the company to retain the industry leader position it has held since March 2008.

"When I started this company in 2002 out of my house in Sydney, Australia, I couldn’t have anticipated that in seven years we would be the number one co-ordinator of PCT national stage filings worldwide, with offices in New York, London and Sydney," said Justin Simpson, founder and executive director at inovia.

Among inovia’s major accomplishments:

David Nelson, CEO at inovia, notes that while the company has gone from strength to strength in the last seven years, with a market share of one percent, there is still plenty of room for growth. "We are actively reaching out to new markets — both by industry and organization size — with our pctfiler and epvalidation products," said Nelson. Adding, "Interestingly, the current economic climate has provided opportunities for inovia because patent owners, organizations of all sizes and universities are looking for ways to save on their foreign filing costs and are turning to us. Developing relationships with these clients now positions us well for long-term growth when the economy recovers."

Founder Justin Simpson notes that while new clients are coming to inovia in droves, existing clients are scaling back on the number of countries they are entering. "About a year ago our clients were filing into an average of six foreign countries. In the last few months these numbers have dropped to four," he said.

Simpson’s comments are consistent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s observations about PCT filings in late 2008. They attribute the seven per cent slowdown in growth of the number of international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty between 2007 and 2008* to the dire global economic situation.

Coincidentally WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Day — celebrated every year on April 26 — falls in the same week as inovia’s anniversary.

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