Press release | 2011-07-05 09:06:43

inovia Extends Foreign Patent Filing Services into Thailand

inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced that it is now offering PCT national stage entry into Thailand. The company welcomes the law firm of Rouse & Co. International to its growing global agent network.

Rouse, ranked as a top patent firm by Managing IP magazine, was founded in 1990 and now has a team of over 500 people working in 17 offices. The firm opened its Bangkok office in 2000.

“inovia is proud to be growing our ever-expanding network of global agents for PCT national stage entry and European validation,” said David Nelson, CEO of inovia. “We are pleased to be working with Rouse and to offer our clients a top-tier firm to file through in Thailand.”

Thailand, which became the 142nd contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2009, is the company’s latest addition to its growing network. Earlier in 2011, inovia announced the addition of Chile, supported by HarneckerCarey.

Fabrice Mattei, a partner at Rouse and country manager of Rouse Thailand, commented, “We are excited to be joining inovia’s global network. We look forward to working with inovia’s clients for PCT national stage entry into Thailand.”

About Rouse & Co. International

Rouse is a specialist international IP business. It brings a fresh and energetic approach to the protection, management and enforcement of IP rights. With over 500 staff and 17 offices worldwide, Rouse is a recognized global player in IP. Rouse Thailand provides in-depth local expertise and experience in the broad fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, electronic and mechanical. A team of qualified patent agents, patent paralegals, ex-patent examiners and translators ensure that each patent application is handled safely and expertly.

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.

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Marketing Coordinator

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