Join the community. Make smarter IP decisions with FoundationIP®


FoundationIP is the industry leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IP management solution from CPA Global. Trusted by over 600 customers globally, FoundationIP centralises portfolio management; automates and transforms your internal processes; and acts as a collaboration hub between all of your external parties. This simple, powerful and effective software empowers you to integrate your IP data with other enterprise applications or with CPA Global’s services and technology via The IP Platform.

Why choose FoundationIP®?

Experience the SaaS Advantage:

  • Easy to configure and implement. Many organisations are up and running with FoundationIP in a matter of days
  • You are always on the current FoundationIP® version. No additional cost or added headaches with upgrades required.
  • Unlimited users (internal and external) and document storage included within the subscription fee
  • You are always on the current FoundationIP® version. No additional cost or added headaches with upgrades required
  • Unlimited users (internal and external) and document storage included within the subscription fee
  • Scalable to meet your organisation’s growing portfolio and requirements. FoundationIP® meets the needs of every innovative business: from small corporations to some of the world’s largest and most organisations
  • World class application security, hosting, and performance. SAS 70/SSAE 16 Type II and IS02700 certified plus full ITAR compliance

Manage your entire IP lifecycle – collaboratively:

  • Go paperless with FoundationIP®’s enterprise matter management capability Store all key IP information and organise all related dates, communication, documents and internal notes in one single location
  • Easy to configure and deploy invention management solution. Connect and co-ordinate your inventor community to harness your idea pipeline
  • Gain access to CPA Global’s File, which allows you to seamlessly, quickly and securely realise the full power of filing agent management with greater productivity, efficiency and communication
  • Collaborate with your external law firms using FoundationIP®. Easily grant access, control permissions, assign tasks and instructions, and report on activity and performance
  • Integrates fully with CPA Global’s Renew app. Communicate payment decisions, instantaneously, from directly within FoundationIP

Save Time and Money, and Reduce your Risk:

  • FoundationIP® is supported by the Law Update Service, providing organisations with access to accurate and up-to-date IP country law definitions, configured and ready to use out of the box
  • Ensure you never miss a deadline with FoundationIP®’s holistic approach to task management. Use the My Tasks widget to communicate assigned tasks to users, schedule docket reports based on business unit, or rely on FoundationIP’s built-in email reminder system
  • Stop wasting time uploading messages and documents to your IP system from your email. Manage communication automatically within FoundationIP® with messaging that allows all email replies to be automatically logged against the matter from which they were sent
  • Integration with USPTO Private PAIR – docket outbound correspondence in one click and verify your data.

Make Smarter IP Decisions:

  • Access to Innography’s PatentScout® included with FoundationIP® subscription – global patent data on a private, web-based platform

  • Understand your portfolio with FoundationIP®’s powerful reporting engine. Easily categorise your IP portfolio and report on filing activity, trends and performance
  • Build sophisticated charts, graphs, and map visualisations with the FoundationIP® chart designer to publish and view on the Dashboard
  • Integrate with the CPA Global IP Forecaster tool, a secure and easy-to-use online tool that streamlines your entire budgeting process for every patent, trademark and design

Access World Class Services & Support

Customer support is at the heart of our strategy – an on-demand SaaS application needs equally available and adaptive support.

FoundationIP® support specialists are experienced in IP and are trained to be your advocates – ensuring you get the answers you need. Better yet, live telephone support is available 8am-8pm EST (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays).

Need customised training, data import, or integration assistance? The FoundationIP professional services team can quickly quote, define and develop custom projects to meet your needs.

The FoundationIP® Community – A Partnership Driven by Innovation

At CPA Global, our customers are partners in the development and evolution of our products. The cornerstone of this approach is the Software Innovation Board, a group of more than 15 FoundationIP® customers who meet three times a year with the FoundationIP® product team to discuss improvements to the service.

This is augmented by the Independent User Group, a group open to all FoundationIP® customers to share best practices and raise ideas with the Software Innovation Board.

Our partnering approach to development allows us to link product innovation to real and tangible improvements raised by the FoundationIP® community and, most importantly, to give you a voice and sense of ownership in the growth of the product.



Find out more about FoundationIP®

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Eliminating the need for expensive IT infrastructure and resources.




Aligning a global IP portfolio with the organisation's goals, reducing unnecessary costs.



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