inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the inclusion of many of its agents in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's "Patent Survey 2014" rankings, demonstrating inovia's commitment to building a network of superior patent professionals offering clients high-quality service.
The survey covers more than 70 countries and ranks the top firms for prosecution and contentious work. Firms are ranked based on peer and client feedback; those in the top tiers received the most recommendations for the quality and depth of their practices.
inovia's agents in 39 countries were listed in the ranking for patent prosecution work, with agents in 18 countries achieving the highest possible ranking including Kilburn & Strode (UK/Europe), Reinhold Cohn & Partners (Israel), Spoor & Fisher (South Africa), Nederlandsch Octrooibureau (Netherlands), Saba & Co (Lebanon/Morocco) and S. Majumbar & Co. (India). inovia's agents have consistently appeared in the survey year after year; in 2013, inovia agents in 46 countries (out of over 80 surveyed) were listed with agents in 19 countries achieving the top "tier 1" ranking.
In the past year alone, inovia has expanded its global agent network by 21% percent to support the needs of its growing client base. Most recently, inovia added new direct (Paris Convention) filing destinations ARIPO, Egypt, India, OAPI and South Africa, bringing the company's total country offering to 136.
"We want to congratulate all of the inovia agents who ranked so highly in this year's Managing IP survey," said Justin Simpson, Founder of inovia. "One of the main reasons inovia has become the leader in this field in the last 12 years has been the quality of its agents. When clients trust inovia with their foreign filings, they are also trusting the foreign patent firms we've selected. We are still seeing the majority of our clients take advantage of the cost savings by using an inovia agent for their foreign filing needs."
inovia is the global leader in foreign patent filing, having served more than 1,500 clients. Its global instruction platform, inovia.com, simplifies the PCT national stage entry, direct (Paris Convention) filing and European validation processes. With headquarters in New York, offices in London, Munich and Sydney, and agents covering 130+ countries, inovia provides support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia's patented technology pioneered online foreign filing and is recognized amongst WIPO's most notable inventions. For more information visit inovia at http://www.inovia.com and follow the company on Twitter @inoviaIP.