Press release | 2011-03-31 09:18:52

inovia to Explore Foreign Filing Best Practices at IP Counsel Café

inovia, the leading foreign filing platform provider, today announced that Justin Simpson, its founder and executive director, will moderate a panel on foreign filing best practices at next week’s IP Counsel Café in Palo Alto, CA.

With limited budgets, companies are re-evaluating where they are filing and prosecuting their patents. In a session entitled, “Foreign Filing and Prosecution,” Simpson will lead a group of panelists to discuss defensive filing strategies and enforcement, structuring foreign filing rights, and how best to position your company for growth.

The panelists include Intellectual Property experts from:
• Clorox
• Cochlear
• NovaBay Pharmaceutical
• Symantec Corp.

During the session, Simpson will also share findings from inovia’s U.S. 2011 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator, the company’s annual look at how the economy impacted global IP strategy in 2010 and will affect foreign filing plans in 2011.

Foreign Filing and Prosecution
Thursday, April 7
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. PDT

IP Counsel Café
Sheraton Palo Alto – Palo Alto, CA
April 6-7, 2011

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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