Press release | 2008-10-28 09:41:42

From pctfiler to inovia

Since 2002, we’ve grown to be the world’s number one coordinator of PCT national stage applications with our pctfiler service. We’ve also added epvalidation, a European validation service to our portfolio and over the past 12 months the company has doubled in size, expanding its New York operations and adding an office in the UK. With so much fresh energy in the business, and because we now have more than one product, we decided it was time to change our name to inovia. We wanted our new name and brand to reflect who we are as a company and the innovative industry that we’re in.

The transition

We’re pleased to say that our service delivery for both our pctfiler and epvalidation services has not been affected by these changes — they remain as reliable and cost-efficient as ever.

About inovia

Created by patent attorneys, inovia is an IP administration company specializing in PCT national stage entry and European validation. We work with a diverse range of clients, from large patent firms and universities to smaller companies and individual inventors. With offices in New York, London, and Sydney, and agents in over 56 countries across the globe, we provide support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia’s patented technology is recognized by WIPO as a notable invention and our proven track record demonstrates that our services are a reliable and cost-effective alternative to existing, and often complex, IP administration procedures.

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

Marketing Coordinator

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