Press release | 2015-11-23 14:25:19

RWS Group and inovia Announce New SVP of North American Sales

RWS Group-inovia streamline operations to better serve clients.

NEW YORK—-RWS Group and inovia recently streamlined operations in order to better serve their clients. RWS Group purchased inovia in October 2013, but for the last 2 years they have operated independently as long-term partners. As of last month, RWS Group-inovia completed an alignment of their sales organizations, hiring Clint Gaffney as SVP of North American Sales.

Feedback from clients drove RWS Group and inovia to become more closely organized over the years, with a complete integration of the sales teams as the logical next step in October 2015. As part of this move, Clint Gaffney was hired as the new SVP of North American Sales to head up RWS Group-inovia business development efforts, showing commitment to the region’s growth. An accomplished legal industry veteran, Gaffney joined the team in September after more than 10 years at LexisNexis.

“We are very excited to integrate our sales and operations further,” Reinhard Ottway, CEO of RWS Group recently remarked. “This will help streamline our clients’ experiences with us and make their lives easier. Our joint product suite is the strongest in the industry with complementary offerings to help our clients protect their IP worldwide. RWS has translated patents for more than 50 years with 70,000 IP translations annually and inovia nationalizes more PCT applications than any law firm in the world. It’s a perfect marriage. In addition, RWS brings its patent search division to the table to assist our clients further throughout the IP lifecycle.”

For more information about RWS Group-inovia and how we can help protect your IP worldwide, see here.

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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