ST HELIER, Jersey, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Latest Release Designed to Help Law Firms Increase Efficiency While Enhancing Ability to Manage Clients' IP Portfolios
CPA Global, the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management specialist and IP software solutions provider, announced today the availability of Inprotech 7.0, offering law firms ultimate flexibility in managing their clients' IP portfolios, as well as their own IP practice.
This major new release is the latest in a series of product innovations to come from CPA Global's ongoing investment in its market-leading software solutions. Inprotech 7.0 provides a host of improvements, making it an important tool both for practice management and decision-support. It is designed to help law firms access better quality information more quickly, thus increasing efficiency and saving valuable time; while offering even greater flexibility through full web access. A key new feature is Prior Art functionality, which enables law firms to provide the comprehensive Information Disclosure reporting (IDS) now being requested by many national IP offices.
Inprotech IP practice management software is already installed in over 130 law firms across four continents. Release 7.0 has been developed using Microsoft Silverlight web application technology, which allows users to navigate and manipulate data more efficiently and makes sorting, grouping and drilling down into details of cases easier than ever before. Inprotech 7.0 is also fully integrated with the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services tool to ensure greater flexibility in reporting to clients.
Other significant enhancements in Inprotech 7.0 include:
- A sophisticated case data import and export solution, ideally suited to transferring case details between firms and agents;
- 'Keep on Top Notes' that can be used as a constant reminder of important details about clients or procedural matters;
- Data validation rules, which can be tailored to suit each firm, preventing errors and misunderstanding;
- Improved and expanded Document Management System integration;
- New file tracking in the web version of Inprotech 7.0, which allows paper files to be tracked, requested and monitored; and a more flexible billing system which provides more options for margins and discounts.
Mark Wylde, CPA Global's Technology Services Director, said: "Inprotech 7.0 represents one of the most significant and innovative advances in IP management software technology anywhere in the market today, and underlines CPA Global's ongoing commitment to work with our software clients to continue to improve the solutions we provide.
"This latest release is designed to empower users by automating more tasks; by offering simplified access via the web and a configurable user interface; and by making real-time data more readily available. Users have the ultimate flexibility to manage their clients' IP portfolios and practice administration remotely, whether from home, other offices or even while travelling. This, together with the more comprehensive information on cases and greater flexibility in reporting that is available through Inprotech 7.0, enables users to respond on a timelier basis to requests and add further value to the service they provide to their clients. Client service is further enhanced by allowing clients to instruct online and by making reports and case information available online to clients."
The development of Inprotech 7.0 emphasises the importance of CPA Global's ongoing dialogue with clients through its advisory council meetings and annual software user conferences. CPA Global has separate Software Advisory Councils (SACs) for each of its three market-leading software solutions: FoundationIP, Memotech and Inprotech.
CPA Global's Inprotech is a suite of IP management software, specifically designed for IP attorney firms. Considered the most advanced, secure and versatile IP solution available on the market, Inprotech assists in the day-to-day management of every aspect of the IP administration, from renewals to client reporting and billing. The software's modular approach means even the smallest firm can take advantage of the system and have the option to grow into full functionality when required.
For further information, visit: http://www.cpaglobal.com/software/inprotech or contact the CPA Global communications team below.
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 maximise value. The company is also a leading player in the fast growing LSO sector, providing a range of outsourced legal services through delivery centres 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.
For further information visit: http://www.cpaglobal.com
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