Press release | 2013-09-09 09:47:59

inovia Grows its Global Network of Agents by 46% in 2013, Bringing Total Number of Countries Supported to 124

Company Further Expands Capabilities for PCT National Stage Entry and Paris Convention Filings with New Agents in Pakistan, South Korea and Venezuela

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. inovia has grown its global network of agents by 46 percent in 2013, from 85 countries at the end of 2012 to 124 with today’s announcement. This accelerated growth illustrates the increased global demand for technology solutions like inovia.com that help reduce the cost and complexity of international patent filing.

inovia’s global network of foreign agents is a key component to its service offering. Coupled with its global instruction tool, inovia.com, inovia provides its clients with technology and services to streamline PCT national stage entry, direct filings via the Paris Convention, and European validation. The support of leading firms in local markets enables inovia to pass along even greater efficiencies and cost savings to its users.

inovia adds to its strong presence in Asia by extending its existing relationship with Kan & Krishme to support direct Paris Convention filing in Pakistan. The India-based firm has been ranked among the top tiers for patent prosecution work by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. In South Korea, inovia adds Hanol Intellectual Property & Law, joining SunYoung International Patent & Law Firm. Hanol is recognized as one of the top IP firms in Korea and a leader in the fields of life science and chemistry.

Expanding its footprint in South America, inovia adds Bentata Abogados to handle direct filings in Venezuela, a new destination for inovia. Bentata Abogados was established more than 50 years ago and today ranks among the most active international law firms in Venezuela.

“We have expanded our agent network to represent more than 60 percent of the countries in the world – this strong global presence provides our customers with tremendous options and opportunities,” said David Nelson, CEO of inovia. “Our global agents represent an elite group of legal professionals, well versed in all areas of IP prosecution, registration and enforcement, which becomes an invaluable asset to our clients as they look to enter important new markets.”

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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