NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--inovia, the leading foreign filing provider, recently released an extensive guide detailing the upcoming ramifications of the America Invents Act (AIA), The Post AIA Foreign Filing Flood: How to Prepare. The guide, co-published with RWS Group, gives law firms and corporations a detailed plan of how to handle the upcoming influx of PCT deadlines associated with the changes brought about by the AIA.
Before the final changes of the AIA came into effect on March 16, 2013, applicants rushed to file their patent applications as the new law included a number of provisions that made it more difficult to obtain protection in the United States.
The increase in applications that ensued is now affecting the number of applications up for PCT national stage entry review 30 months later. Patent applicants should expect an increase in filing numbers around 93% and 35% in September and October, respectively.
“While this is an unprecedented period of filing activity, there’s no need to panic,” notes Justin Simpson, Founder of inovia. “inovia and RWS are well equipped to handle any foreign filing or translation need throughout this higher volume period if you plan ahead to ensure instructions are received on time.”
Learn more about the ramifications of the AIA by downloading inovia’s complete guide here.
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 www.inovia.com and follow the company on Twitter @inoviaIP.