First to File


First To File is a software that transforms the work of IP professionals by automating the storage and management of IP documents worldwide.

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What is First to File?

First to File is the only IP document management system tailored to IP documentation and correspondence. Combined with powerful workflows that can revolutionise your operations it is the perfect choice to increase efficiency and minimise paper storage.

First To File transforms the work of IP professionals by automating the storage and management of IP documents worldwide. That means access to more than just files, but also the knowledge you’ve built around them. First To File focuses on meeting the challenges of IP departments and law firms.

With more than 2,000 users globally, First To File saves hundreds of thousands of dollars in unproductive time, storage/courier fees and workflow inefficiencies.

First To File helps you:
Accelerate productivity and collaboration using the workflow module on document
development, by flowing cases through contributors and reviewers with actions
and due dates.

Save storage and courier costs associated with traditional IP case documents
through centralised electronic document storage that enables 24/7 access to any
user, at any time

Consistently manage IP documents by synchronising case numbers, case data
and case documents with existing IP docketing systems

Easily upload documents, correspondence and background information to cases
from email systems, desktops, scanners and the USPTO

Track status of case development to ensure documents are developed to
deadlines and resources are optimised

Why go paperless?
Corporations and firms expect their partners to communicate and collaborate
The global economy is forcing organisations to do more with less
Sustainability has become a corporate mandate
Users have become increasingly comfortable with digital documents
It allows you to save time, save money and improve quality of work

First To File enhances effective collaboration. As a SaaS-based technology, it enables global companies to share a single database and access documents from any location. And, with extensive user management tools, First To File extends access to external parties—whether that’s outside counsel, clients of law firms, investors or foreign agents.

First To File is designed to integrate with your docketing system to accurately populate case data—all docketing systems are supported
First To File is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office®, Lotus Notes®, Gmail®
and Adobe® applications
First to File provides the Tri-Fold™ view making it easy to view and access
First To File maintains SSAE16 (SOC1) and ISO27000 security audit compliance

First To File was built by people who understand the file-heavy work of IP management. It organises IP documents, history and correspondence into central online cases, using tri-fold and bi-fold formats familiar to IP professionals. Adoption is intuitive, relieving the administrative burden almost immediately.

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