ABOUT FIRST TO FILE®
First To File (FTF) is a software company based in San Mateo, California and Boise, Idaho, specializing in intellectual property (IP) information management technology. The company was acquired in February 2013 by CPA Global (www.cpaglobal.com), the world’s leading IP management and software specialist.
FTF eliminates costly paper storage and management through automated, digital filing and prosecution systems. We enhance collaboration, improve quality, remove risk, and provide total visibility across the patent assets of organizations of any size.
Used by Fortune 500 companies as well as top IP law firms, First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s premier web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
First To File is wholly owned by CPA Global, the world’s leading IP management and software specialist.
Announcing the acquisition of the company on February 20, 2013, CPA Global Chief Executive Officer Peter Sewell said: “First To File is an innovative company with excellent products and technical capabilities, strong client relationships, and high levels of customer satisfaction. With CPA Global’s backing in terms of investment, resources and our international network, First To File will be able to develop its potential and achieve further success as part of a major international group and the market leader in IP management. First To File’s current clients and prospects can be assured that our combined resources will provide a higher level of innovation and service, deeper integration with CPA Global, as well as on-going support of open integration with IP management solutions.”
With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realize greater value
for their businesses and IP assets.
CPA Global helps clients in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximize value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they
have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions.
Services include patent portfolio valuation and optimization; patent research and analytics; patent and trademark renewals; as well as other IP support services such as docketing, trademark watching and domains management. CPA Global also offers four market-leading IP management software solutions – FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, and Memotech – tailored towards different types of clients and their specific needs, as well as Discover – one of the world’s most advanced patent search platforms.
CPA Global is also a leading player in the emerging outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction support, contract management, compliance, and legal research through delivery centers in the US and India.
Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,500 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms.
For further information, please visit: www.cpaglobal.com.