Press release | 2016-01-07 16:40:01

Top PCT National Stage Entry Countries for inovia Clients in 2015

New York, NY — inovia, a member of the RWS Group, today announced the top national stage filing destinations for its clients from 2015. While the countries included stayed consistent from last year, there was significant movement within the top 5 jurisdictions. The top national stage filing destinations for inovia clients from 2015 are as follows:

  1. China (13.49%)
  2. United States (8.59%)
  3. Japan (8.15%)
  4. Canada (6.89%)
  5. Australia (6.81%)
  6. Brazil (6.48%)
  7. Europe (5.98%)
  8. India (5.73%)
  9. South Korea (4.15%)
  10. Mexico (4.02%)

Some changes compared to previous years are as follows: Brazil slipped in the rankings and fell two spots this year from the #4 spot in 2014 and 2013 respectively. The United States finally climbed into the top two filing destinations, jumping three spots from #5 and bumping Japan to #3.

While there was movement among the top five, Europe, India, South Korea and Mexico remain unchanged from last year and rounded out the #7, #8, #9 & #10 spots respectively. Russia fell to #11 for the second consecutive year and just missed the top 10, while China continued to dominate as the top filing destination for the fifth consecutive year.

“Each year, we’re often asked which countries new applicants should file in. While it’s a difficult question to answer as it really depends on the market compatibility of each product/service, this list is a good starting point of the most popular places our American and European clients file into,” inovia Founder, Justin Simpson stated.

inovia, a member of the RWS Group also breaks down the top filing destinations by industry type. Here are the results:


  1. China
  2. Europe
  3. United States
  4. India
  5. Canada

Energy/Green Tech

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Germany
  4. India
  5. South Africa


  1. Australia
  2. South Africa
  3. China
  4. Japan
  5. Canada


  1. China
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. United States
  5. South Africa


  1. China
  2. United States
  3. Japan
  4. Australia
  5. Hong Kong


  1. China
  2. Brazil
  3. United States
  4. Canada
  5. Europe

Please contact your nearest RWS Group-inovia office with any questions regarding the top filing jurisdictions.

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.


Elizabeth Curtin

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