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DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT: FIRST TO FILE

Transform file-heavy IP processes with our Document Management Software

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.

First to File

If your office isn't paperless yet, it's time

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 AND 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 AND 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.

DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS
OUR EXPERT TEAM IS HERE TO HELP

What our customer's say

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

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

COMBINE FIRST TO FILE WITH OTHER PRODUCTS

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. 

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. 

Let’s change the world

Speak to one of our IP experts about how we can help you do more of what you do best.