Press release | 2015-07-29 15:39:16

inovia Releases 6th Annual Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator

The 2015 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator Report finds applicants are taking control of their filing habits by bringing steps in-house and outsourcing services to non-law firm providers.

New York–BUSINESS WIRE–inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the release of its annual report, “The 2015 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator,” an in-depth look at the filing strategies of U.S. and European patent owners. Now in its sixth year, the Indicator has become a definitive resource for identifying the trends having the greatest impact on the strategies of global patentees. For the first time this year, inovia included both European and U.S. respondents to provide a global resource for applicants looking at patent trends around the world.

This year, 130 applicants were included in the report, ranging from small enterprises (34% with 1-100 employees) to multinational corporations (21% with more than 10,000 employees). All respondents were involved in the strategy and planning of patent activity at their organization, with job functions ranging from General Counsel to CEO.

Key findings from the Indicator included:


“Each year we look forward to the release of the Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator,” Justin Simpson, Founder of inovia, recently remarked. “Since we started publishing this report over six years ago, much has changed in the IP landscape, including riding out a period of economic uncertainty. According to this year’s findings, IP budgets are increasing and filing overseas is on the rise. The future looks bright for our industry.”

inovia surveyed companies and universities through an online questionnaire. To download a free copy of this report, visit:

About inovia

inovia is the global leader in foreign patent filing, having served more than 1,500 clients. Its global instruction platform,, 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 and follow the company on Twitter @inoviaIP.


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