SOURCE: inovia llc

inovia llc

January 20, 2010 12:14 ET

inovia Launches Foreign Filing Blog

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Global patent filing... demystified! 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:

-- Foreign filing cost-saving measures

-- Tips on working with foreign agents

-- Advice on translating patent applications

-- Key considerations when deciding where to foreign file

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.

About inovia:

inovia is a foreign filing platform, created by patent attorneys and used by over 750 clients. Its two products, pctfiler and epvalidation, automate the PCT national stage entry and European validation processes. With headquarters in New York, offices in London and Sydney, and agents in over 62 countries, inovia provides support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia's patented technology pioneered online foreign filing and is recognized by WIPO as a notable invention. For more information, visit

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