Top PCT National Stage Entry Countries for inovia Clients in 2014

NEW YORK--()--inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, today announced the top national stage filing destinations for its clients from 2014. There was considerable movement in the rankings from 2013, with countries appearing for the first time and others slipping out of the top 10. The top national stage filing destinations for inovia’s clients from 2014 are as follows:

1. China (12.5%)
2. Japan (8%)
3. Canada (7.5%)
4. Brazil (7.1%)
5. United States Of America (7%)
6. Australia (6.1%)
7. Europe (5.9%)
8. India (5.8%)
9. South Korea (4.7%)
10. Mexico (4.3%)

Some changes compared to previous years are as follows: India slipped in the rankings and fell back another two spots this year (6.9% / #6 in 2013), and six spots from 2012 (9.0% / #2 in 2012). Mexico made their first appearance in the top 10 while Russia fell to #11. Japan rose from the #3 in 2013 to the #2 position this year, while China continued to reign as the top filing destination for our clients.

“We’re often asked which countries new applicants should file in. This list is a good starting point of the most popular jurisdictions American and European clients go into.” inovia Founder, Justin Simpson states. “China was number one once again with its strong manufacturing sector and Japan has risen through the ranks to the number two spot, despite the relatively high patenting costs there. Europe was lower in the list than in previous years, but the impending Unitary Patent is likely to see it rise again when patenting costs in Europe align more closely with the rest of the world.”

Each year inovia also breaks down the top filing destinations by industry type. Here are the results:

Chemical/Materials
1. China
2. Brazil
3. Japan
4. Canada
5. Europe

IT/Software/Media
1. Australia
2. China
3. Europe, Canada
4. Singapore
5. India

Electrical/Electronics
1. Australia, South Africa
2. China
3. Japan
4. South Korea, USA
5. India

Mechanical/Engineering
1. China
2. USA
3. Brazil
4. Australia
5. India

Energy/Green Tech
1. China
2. Europe
3. USA
4. India
5. Germany

Pharma/Biotech
1. Japan
2. China
3. USA
4. Hong Kong
5. Canada

Please contact your nearest inovia office with any questions regarding the top filing destinations.

About inovia

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. inovia, a member of the RWS Group, has headquarters in New York, offices in London, Munich and Sydney, and agents covering over 130 countries, providing support in all major time zones and IP jurisdictions. inovia’s patented technology pioneered online foreign filing and is recognized among WIPO’s most notable inventions. For more information, visit inovia at www.inovia.com and follow the company on Twitter @inoviaIP

Contacts

inovia
Elizabeth Curtin, (646) 237-3864
marketingteam@inovia.com

Release Summary

inovia announces the top PCT national stage destinations for its clients from 2014.

Contacts

inovia
Elizabeth Curtin, (646) 237-3864
marketingteam@inovia.com