Foreign patent filing

Are you navigating the complexities of the upcoming Unitary Patent? 

You have strategic decisions to make for your patent portfolio – especially now, with the Unitary Patent just around the corner. We can help. 

Backed by our 60 years of patent translation and foreign filing expertise, our bulk buying power and competitive rates save you on average 20–50%.

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Our technology

inovia, the industry’s most powerful foreign filing platform, streamlines international patent filing while dramatically reducing time and cost. We pride ourselves on providing industry-leading IP support services delivered through integrated technology solutions.

Our services

Our patent filing services significantly reduce the administrative overhead, complexity and cost of foreign filing. We handle PCT National Phase Entry, Direct Filing and European Validation. Our Unitary Patent services will cover opt-out or filing, and all associated translations.

Your agents

File via our world-class agent network, or, if you have existing agent relationships, we can integrate their services.

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We combine a highly professional service with flexibility and global reach: our team of experienced paralegals in the United States, Europe and Australia works with our translation and agent teams to ensure a streamlined process.
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  • European Validation

  • PCT National Phase Entry

  • Direct Filing

If you have a granted European patent, you need to validate the patent in each European country where you seek patent protection. We enable you to validate your patent in over 40 countries with just one instruction. 

Our comprehensive EP package includes: 

  • Translation of claims for EP publication in accordance with the 71(3) communication
  • Translation for national validation upon issue of EPO form 2006
  • National validation and acting as address for service, if required

We adapt our EP service to your processes and requirements. Contact us today to learn more about our customized EP services. Find out how inovia can help with your EP order.

Why use RWS for European Validation?

  • Increased productivity: RWS allows you to run instant quotes and file into multiple countries with a single instruction. 
  • Save money: cut costs by 20–50% when filing through the RWS agent network.

Where RWS fits in the process:

  1. Calculate your filing costs: log into your inovia account and get a one-click quote based on your patent specification and chosen countries. 
  2. Place your order. 
  3. Sign and date your Power of Attorney forms: we review them to ensure they are correct before you send the original forms.

Considering using the Unitary Patent route to gain patent protection in Europe? Take advantage of our complete support

RWS Unitary Patent services cover:

  • Requesting European Patents with Unitary Effect – i.e. Unitary Patents
  • Single-patent Unified Patent Court opt-outs (European patents in UPC states will be opted-in by default when the UPC comes into effect)
  • Withdrawal of single-patent Unified Patent Court opt-outs
  • Modifying single-patent opt-outs and modifying withdrawals of opt-outs
  • Hybrid patent orders – for Unitary Patent protection in UP states and European patent protection in any remaining target EPC states
  • Translations for UP requests (with ability to reuse translations for EP Validation orders; existing Latin American Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese translations within the patent family can also be reworked for the UP request)
  • Translation-only service for Unitary Patent via preferred EP filing agent
  • Annuities/renewals for UP

By asking RWS to arrange your UP request you will benefit from:

  • Expertise: Our long history of partnering with clients to centrally manage translations for foreign patent filing enables us to recommend the most cost-effective UP translation route.
  • Technology: Unique translation technology is deployed as appropriate to reduce translation cost, and our foreign filing platform, inovia, has been specifically designed to streamline and centralize foreign patent filing activities.
  • Scalability: Large team dedicated to managing foreign patent filing formalities allows us to scale to your needs.
  • Quality: We offer a combination of in-house, expert patent translation resources and are certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015, enabling us to deliver the right level of quality at the right price point.
  • Streamlining: We offer a one-stop shop service to our clients, powered by our partnership with our worldwide network of EP filing agents.
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With decades of experience, our specialized paralegal teams are here to support you. 

We use our expertise and buying power to reduce the cost of PCT National Phase Entry, which occurs 30 (or 31) months after the priority date of the PCT application. 

We make the ordering process as straightforward and stress-free as possible: request one-click quotes, file into multiple countries with a single instruction, and place and track orders on our online platform.

Why use RWS for PCT National Phase Entry?

  • Increased productivity: RWS allows you to run instant quotes and file into multiple countries with a single instruction. 
  • Save you (or your clients) money: cut costs by 20–50% when filing through the RWS agent network. 
  • Our approach is flexible: you may choose to use our agents, your own agents, or a combination.
 

Where RWS fits in the process:

  1. Calculate your filing costs: log into your inovia account and get a one-click quote based on your patent specification and chosen countries. 
  2. Place your order. 
  3. Sign and date your Power of Attorney forms: we review them to ensure they are correct before you send the original forms.
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RWS offers a streamlined approach to Direct Filing. We provide upfront, fixed and transparent pricing to make the budgeting process easier and more reliable.

Why use RWS for Direct Filing?

  • Increased productivity: RWS allows you to run instant quotes and file into multiple countries with a single instruction. 
  • Save you (or your clients) money: cut costs by 20–50% when filing through the RWS agent network. 
  • Our approach is flexible: you may choose to use our agents, your own agents, or a combination.
 

Where RWS fits in the process:

  1. Calculate your filing costs: log into your inovia account and get a one-click quote based on your patent specification and chosen countries. 
  2. Place your order. 
  3. Sign and date your Power of Attorney forms: we review them to ensure they are correct before you send the original forms.

We are RWS, the world’s leading expert in foreign patent filing and patent translations.

With our in-house IP professionals and extensive agent network, we have served over 10,000 clients around the world, including the corporate IP departments of major multinationals and leading patent law firms. Our rigorous internal procedures, quality management system and production tracking tools allow us to complete orders well in advance of official filing deadlines.
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