Press release | 2012-11-12 10:17:06

inovia New York Office Powers on (Without Power) with a Little Help from Down Under

Team Worked Around the Clock to Ensure No Deadlines Were Missed

inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, was completely without power during the week of October 29 due to Hurricane Sandy. Despite the power outage, inovia’s New York staff continued to run the business remotely (from cafés, libraries and home offices) without missing a beat. With all of inovia’s IT infrastructure in “the cloud” and with help from inovia’s Sydney team, who provided overnight support, the company kept their record of never having missed a deadline – in more than 10 years of operation – intact.

“Trust is a critical element to our business. When a client chooses to file their patent application through inovia, they trust that we will file that application by the deadline,” said Justin Simpson, inovia’s founder. “In our 10 years in business we have never missed a deadline and I am happy to say that even though our New York office building was without power, our global team worked tirelessly to ensure that it was business as usual for our clients.”

In addition to providing a comprehensive technology solution to simplify the foreign filing process and reduce costs, inovia boasts a global network of agents in more than 100 countries, responsible for coordinating more than 30,000 foreign patent filings totaling more than USD$80 million to date.

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

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