Feedback from clients drove RWS Group and inovia to become more closely organized over the years, with a complete integration of the sales teams as the logical next step in October 2015. As part of this move, Clint Gaffney was hired as the new SVP of North American Sales to head up RWS Group-inovia business development efforts, showing commitment to the region’s growth. An accomplished legal industry veteran, Gaffney joined the team in September after more than 10 years at LexisNexis.
“We are very excited to integrate our sales and operations further,” Reinhard Ottway, CEO of RWS Group recently remarked. “This will help streamline our clients’ experiences with us and make their lives easier. Our joint product suite is the strongest in the industry with complementary offerings to help our clients protect their IP worldwide. RWS has translated patents for more than 50 years with 70,000 IP translations annually and inovia nationalizes more PCT applications than any law firm in the world. It’s a perfect marriage. In addition, RWS brings its patent search division to the table to assist our clients further throughout the IP lifecycle.”