Press release | 2010-03-29 09:17:29

inovia Founder to Moderate Panel on "Foreign Filing: Experiences in Asia and Europe"

inovia, the leading foreign filing platform, today announced that its Executive Director and Founder Justin Simpson will moderate a panel on "Foreign Filing and Foreign Prosecution: Experiences in Asia and Europe" at the annual IP Counsel Café conference "Future of IP and Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and Beyond" on April 14, 2010. At the conference, inovia will also release the findings of its recent survey on US IP Trends: Global Patent Protection in 2010.

The "Foreign Filing and Foreign Prosecution: Experiences in Asia and Europe" panel at IP Counsel Café will explore how legal departments faced with increased budget cuts have become more discriminating. Fellow panelists Brett G. Alten, Ph.D., Director of Patent Development, Apple, Inc.; Bill Becker, Senior Director of IP, Align Technology; Michael Johnson, Patent Counsel, Qualcomm; and Phil McGarrigle, General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel, Nodality, Inc. will join inovia’s Simpson to explore these issues:

About IP Counsel Café

On April 14–15, 2010, the IP Counsel Café, in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel, will host its biggest conference of the year "Future of IP and Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and Beyond", an industry event where IP law thought leaders convene to discuss key industry developments, new business opportunities and strategic alliances in a roundtable and panel format. This conference examines how companies are modifying their intellectual property law strategies to thrive on our journey to economic recovery. For more information on IP Counsel Café, go to

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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