FoundationIP Builds on Strong User Support to Deliver Further Product Enhancements

Mar 15, 2011, 11:02 ET from CPA Global

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CPA Global, the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist and leader in IP software solutions, has launched a new release of FoundationIP, the hosted solution for managing IP portfolios in corporations and law firms.

FoundationIP 4.2 includes a series of enhancements which provide improved efficiency and flexibility, and help mitigate risk. Key features include the ability to create data entries in one simple step (previously five steps), and to copy data stored in custom fields into new matters - thus saving time for users in updating matters and reducing the need to duplicate data entry.

Mark Wylde, CPA Global's Technology Services Director, said: "Helping our clients work better and more efficiently is at the heart of everything we do - and our software users are central to our product development work. Enhancements to FoundationIP and our other software solutions are based on the strong support from users and their valuable feedback through our Software Advisory Councils."

CPA Global has established separate Software Advisory Councils (SACs) for each of its three software solutions: FoundationIP, Memotech and Inprotech.

FoundationIP SAC member Emilie Benschoter, of Wagner Blecher, a Californian-based patent attorney firm, is very enthusiastic about the benefits of being involved in FoundationIP development. "Being a SAC member means Wagner Blecher has the opportunity to put forward suggestions for improvements which we have seen being implemented," she said. "SAC also facilitates networking between users, sharing best practice and ideas."

Benschoter added: "For Wagner Blecher, FoundationIP has made collaboration with clients easier, smoother and more reliable. When we speak internally about FoundationIP, we say 'just hit the easy button'; because, to us, that is what FoundationIP is - a user-friendly, straightforward solution to IP portfolio management."

FoundationIP 4.2 further enables consolidation and standardization in managing IP portfolios, bringing a diverse range of work practices together and helping to facilitate collaboration between in-house counsel, staff and inventors.

About Foundation IP

FoundationIP is CPA Global's web-based intellectual property (IP) management system for corporations and law firms that enables users to manage the entire IP process electronically. It provides a reliable and secure online environment to manage all matter-related information and activities in collaboration with people inside or outside of the organization. Designed from its inception as a web-based system, FoundationIP directly addresses the growing needs faced by IP attorney firms and corporations to reduce the overhead and inefficiencies inherent in the paper-based IP management processes. It also more tightly integrates people outside their own departmental or organizational boundaries into the IP prosecution workflow.

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About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing (LSO). With offices across Europe, the United States, Asia and the Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a diverse set of legal and IP specific requirements.

CPA Global helps its clients manage their valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximize value. The company is also a leading player in the fast growing LSO sector, providing a range of outsourced legal services through delivery centers in the US and India. Services include document review, transaction support, contract solutions, and legal research.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,500 people, serving clients' needs in over 100 countries. The company has a large and diverse list of clients: from major global corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from the top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. Clients include leading Fortune 500 and FTSE companies, and two-thirds of the Global Lawyer 100.

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