Press release | 2010-01-20 09:19:50

inovia Launches Foreign Filing Blog

inovia, the leading foreign filing platform, announced today the launch of its foreign filing blog. The foreign filing blog is dedicated to all issues of foreign patent filing, ranging from the PCT process and cost-savings measures, to country-specific issues related to national stage entry.

"We hope the foreign filing blog, which draws on our vast experience handling PCT national stage entries and European validations, will become a valuable online resource for those filing their patents abroad," said David Nelson, CEO of inovia. "The blog will serve as an educational platform for both applicants and attorneys looking for insight about foreign filing process and strategy."

Recent blog posts include:

Jeff Sweetman, an Australian patent attorney, is the key contributor to the foreign filing blog. Sweetman is Head of Professional Services at inovia, having spent the last six years managing its foreign filing operations. Previously, he was Senior Patent Counsel for Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd; he also was a patent attorney with Shelston IP and Spruson & Ferguson in Sydney, and worked with Page, White and Farrer in London.

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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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