Press release | 2010-05-07 09:05:46

inovia Announces Expansion of their Foreign Patent Filing Services into Iceland

inovia, the leading foreign filing platform, announced today that it is now offering European patent validation in Iceland, extending its global agent network to 63 countries. The company is pleased to welcome the law firm of Arnason Faktor as its new Icelandic agent.

"We have experienced tremendous growth in the last year, enabling us to better respond to our clients’ needs," comments David Nelson, CEO of inovia."We are very excited to have Arnason Faktor join our global network and offer their IP services in Iceland."

Within the past year, inovia has launched a blog dedicated to exploring foreign filing issues and trends, was ranked third worldwide for PCTs by Managing IP magazine, and recently issued the results of their 2010 US IP trends survey. Now an industry leader in foreign filing, the company recently celebrated its eighth anniversary.

Sigurour Ingvarsson, a patent attorney at Arnason Faktor, said, "We are delighted to join the inovia network and help promote global patent protection into and from Iceland. We support both domestic and international clients with a range of IP-related consulting services and business development."

Nelson adds, "We are committed to providing global coverage and exceptional service to our law firm, corporate and university clients. Iceland is an important addition in our effort to build a comprehensive foreign filing platform for PCT national stage entry and European validation."

About Arnason Faktor

Arnason Faktor, established in 1969, is the largest IP consultancy firm in Iceland and has been ranked the top patent firm in Iceland by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Arnason Faktor specializes primarily in drafting and prosecution of IP rights for both the international business community and domestic clients requiring local and international IP services.

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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