Things are changing in IP, especially when it comes to foreign patent filing. The growing expense and complexity of foreign filing is driving the industry to a new and innovative approach – one that can deliver increased efficiency and significant cost savings.

Since 2002, inovia has been at the forefront of this change. We were founded by a patent attorney who experienced firsthand the expensive and time-consuming tasks of entering the PCT national phase, validating European patents, and securing high-quality patent translations. This led to the creation of our global instruction platform,, which today has served over 1,500 clients.


inovia is the largest foreign filing provider in the world

According to Managing IP magazine, inovia handles the national stage entry of more PCT applications than any firm in the world.

To date over 1,500 companies, universities and law firms have used our foreign filing platform,, to reduce the cost and complexity of PCT national stage entry, direct (Paris Convention) filing, European validation and patent translations.

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agent network.

In combination with our technology, a big part of our business model is our agent network, made up of international patent firms covering more than 130 countries. We also offer the inovia agent marketplace, which is a collection of member firms who are available to receive work through the platform.

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inovia was founded and is run by patent attorneys and IP professionals, so you can trust that your
foreign filing work is in expert hands.

Meet the inovia team

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inovia’s method of providing a firm quote per filing is invaluable in allowing our clients to control patent filing costs and budget appropriately.

—Theresa Olmstead, IP Paralegal, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

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have to say.

Our clients cite three key benefits: time savings, cost savings (including upfront and transparent pricing), and exceptional client service – from us and our agent network.

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Our operational reach is global.

With professionals across the globe, we are able to offer support in all
major time zones and IP jurisdictions.

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Company history

Founded in Australia

Patent filed for automated PCT national stage entry
Company founded by registered patent attorneys
Opening of New York office
Expanded agent network into 16 countries
Opening of UK office
Expanded agent network into 60+ countries
Opening of Munich office
Acquired by RWS Group
Ranked #1 in the world for taking PCT applications to the national stage
International network of agents covers 130+ countries

inovia is a member of the RWS Group

Together we provide the world’s most comprehensive and leading edge intellectual property translation, foreign filing and patent search services.

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