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Transform and digitise your file-heavy IP processes with First to File - the only document management system designed specifically for the IP industry.

Easy to use, First to File provides administrative relief almost immediately, allowing you to automate the storage, transfer, and management of IP documents worldwide, paperlessly.

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IF YOUr office isn't PAPERLESS YET, IT’S TIME

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ALL IP DOCUMENTATION IN ONE PLACE

  • Centralise document storage and get 24/7, secure access for any user.
  • Leverage your existing data through seamless integration with existing tools and IP docketing systems.
  • Upload documents, correspondence, and background information to cases from email systems, desktops, scanners, Espacenet, and the USPTO.
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INCREASE EFFICIENCY & COLLABORATION

  • Communicate and collaborate digitally with all global colleagues.
  • Associate prior art to patent families easily.
  • Automate USPTO correspondence downloads and save time for other, more value-added work.

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PAPERLESS & COST FRIENDLY

  • Eliminate paper backlogs, postal, and courier services.
  • Save on storage costs, office space, and avoid mail rooms all while improving response times.
  • Be environmentally aware with more sustainable processes.

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CORE FEATURES

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CENTRALISED STORAGE


Centralise electronic document storage and 24/7 access for any user at any time.

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COLLABORATION FEATURES


Circulate a single, shared set of documents to all contributors and reviewers, even provide secure access to external parties.

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FAMILIAR FILE FORMATS


Access your files through the tri-fold formats you’re accustomed to, similar to those seen in US patent case file folders.

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CONSISTENCY TOOLS


Manage IP documents though a configurable classification hierarchy allowing for uniform naming conventions across your portfolio. 

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AUTOMATED OCR


Intelligent Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and indexing allow for comprehensive document text searching. 

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FLEXIBLE EXTENSIONS


Built to work with your docketing system to accurately populate case data, including deep integrations with Microsoft Office®, Lotus Notes, Gmail and Adobe applications.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

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We are already seeing strong returns on our investment in reduction of shipping costs, storage expenses, late-filing fees, and potential infringement cases. 

Senior IP counsel,
Johnson & Johnson

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You don’t need to train somebody. It’s there. It’s ready to use. Getting people on board to paper-light – actually, we’re paperless – was a very easy transition.”

Lead, European Practice Group
Young & Thompson

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CASE STUDY

How Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP optimised their practice with First to File.

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FIRST TO FILE AND MEMOTECH


Seamlessly manage all your IP within Memotech while automating the storage of your documents within First to File, saving you tons of time. 

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FIRST TO FILE AND FOUNDATIONIP


Combine First to File’s electronic document storage and management with FoundationIP’s out of the box best practices for IP Management. 

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