Press release | 2012-08-08 10:28:40

inovia Strengthens Presence in the Middle East Adding Saba & Co. to its Global Network of Agents

Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Arab World Joins the inovia Agent Network to Provide PCT National Stage Entry Filings in Egypt

inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced that Saba & Co., a leading intellectual property (IP) firm in the Middle East and North Africa, will join inovia’s international network of agents. The addition of Saba & Co. strengthens inovia’s presence in the Middle East and brings the total number of countries in the inovia agent network to 85. Saba & Co. will handle PCT national stage entry filings into Egypt, providing inovia clients with greater efficiency and a streamlined relationship for filings in the Middle East.

“As one of the leading IP law firms in the Arab world, Saba & Co. brings a depth of knowledge and experience in all areas of IP prosecution, registration and enforcement that is unmatched in the region,” said David Nelson, CEO of inovia. “The firm’s proven expertise in the Egyptian national and international patent filing system will bring tremendous value to our clients as they look to enter this important economic market, while providing inovia a platform to eventually expand into neighboring countries throughout the region.”

inovia is one of the largest foreign filing providers in the world. More than 1,000 companies, law firms and universities have used its online platform,, to reduce the cost and complexity of their PCT national stage entry, European patent validation and patent translation work. In combination with its technology platform, inovia’s global agent network is a key component to its business model. Agents are selected based on their commitment to client service, expertise in their jurisdictions and meticulous translation standards.

“We are pleased to work alongside inovia to provide clients with access to enter the Egyptian market,” said Shafic Eid of Saba & Co. “With the political and economic changes occurring in Egypt, our long history in the region and proven IP expertise will give users peace-of-mind knowing they have the right local partner in place to streamline the national stage entry process and create opportunities for ongoing success.”

About Saba & Co.

Saba & Co. was founded in 1937 on two principles: professionalism and commitment to service. The firm has been a leader among regional firms due to its strength and depth of commitment to understand and serve its clients, as well as its impressive service offering that touches every area of the fast-changing IP field. The experience, knowledge and resources of Saba & Co. ensure first-rate IP services are always provided.

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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