Hello and Happy Friday! Here are some of the foreign filing stories we’ve gathered to take you into this holiday weekend:
- An article from the WSJ looks at how IP lawsuits targeting startups are on the rise.
- The unprecedented theft of U.S. intellectual property is costing billions per year.
- According to the EPO, 2 million patent applications were filed at the five largest IP firms in 2012.
- inovia news: Several of our agents have been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine for excellence in their field.
That’s all until next Friday. Have a great weekend and be sure to follow us on Twitter!
In late September, Managing Intellectual Property magazine posted the results of their 2013 PCT Survey, which ranks the top Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms by their number of applications coming due for national stage entry in 2013. I’m proud to say that inovia has placed first in the United States for the third consecutive year, handling the national stage entry of more than 1,500 PCTs in 2013. We also placed second in the global rankings behind our Chinese agent China-Pat Intellectual Property Office, who will handle 1,772 applications this year.
We take great pride in the quality and capabilities of our agent network, and would like to congratulate our associates who ranked among the top filers in their local markets:
- China-Pat Intellectual Property Office of China (#1)
- Nederlandsch Octrooibureau of the Netherlands (#2)
- Meissner Bolte & Partner of Germany (#2)
- AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office of China (#3)
- Sunyoung International Patent & Law Firm of Korea (#3)
- Ridout & Maybee of Canada (#3)
- S. Majumdar & Co. of India (#3)
- Bereskin & Parr of Canada (#4)
- Borden Ladner Gervais of Canada (#5)
- Harness Dickey of the United States (#8)
- Hanol Intellectual Property & Law of Korea (#9)
- Shelston IP of Australia (#9)
- Freehills Patent Attorneys of Australia (#10)
- Kilburn & Strode of the United Kingdom (#10)
As part of this year’s PCT Survey, Managing IP‘s Peter Leung spoke with inovia CEO David Nelson and other industry experts to examine the impact that “IP Portals” are having on the industry. The article references IP consultant Duncan Hart (watch the webinar we hosted with Duncan back in January on demand), who has written about how IP portals disrupt the relationships that patent attorneys have with their clients. On the contrary, Nelson and representatives from other IP portals point out the growing trend of IP firms turning to IP service providers in order to make their own practices more efficient. You can read the full article from Managing IP here - we’d love to hear your opinions on this topic in the comments section below.
The 1,500+ PCTs that inovia will handle in 2013 reflects a 10% increase from last year and is more than double the number of filings handled in 2011. If you’d like to learn more about how inovia can fit into your foreign filing practices, please feel free to get in touch with the inovia office nearest you.
We are thrilled to announce that we ranked number one in the world for the second consecutive year by Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s annual ranking of the top Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms. For the fifth consecutive year, we are first in the United States for national stage entries. In total, inovia nationalized 1,800 PCTs in 2015, an increase of over 16% from 2014.
Now in its seventh year, Managing IP’s list of law firms instructing the foreign filing of the most PCT patent applications is based on details published by the WIPO. Managing IP’s top PCT firms list is a crucial benchmark of firms’ activities in the patent market, especially as PCT applications are assuming a greater role in IP owner’s strategies. The survey is a go-to tool for law firms seeking a reliable resource for identifying potential attorney firms around the world with whom they can exchange patent work.
We are excited to announce that RWS inovia is #1 in the United States for the sixth consecutive year by Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s annual ranking of the top Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) firms. RWS inovia handled the deadlines of 1,419 PCTs.
Now in its eighth year, Managing IP’s list of law firms instructing the foreign filing of the most PCT patent applications is based on details in WIPO. To complete the tables, PCT applications with a priority date between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 were extracted. These correspond to applications set to enter the national stage between January 1 and December 31 of this year.
Managing IP’s top PCT firms list is a crucial benchmark of firms’ activities in the patent market, especially as PCT applications are assuming a greater role in IP owner’s strategies. The survey is a go-to tool for law firms seeking a reliable resource for identifying potential attorney firms around the world with whom they can exchange patent work.
In addition to providing comprehensive technology to simplify the foreign filing process and reduce costs, RWS inovia has a global network of agents in over 130 countries. As in previous years, RWS inovia’s foreign agents also ranked among the top filers in their markets in the survey and we are proud to be global leaders with our distinguished colleagues.
Download the complete ranking of top PCT filing firms here.