First To File® announced today that it has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with LexisNexis®, a leading supplier of business software and solutions for the legal industry. LexisNexis will provide sales distribution and marketing support in the US and Canada for First To File’s industry-leading web-based digital IP management software. The partnership will leverage LexisNexis’s world-leading brand and market penetration to bring First To File’s innovative Electronic File Room (EFR) IP systems for patents and trademarks to an increased number of law firms and IP departments across North America.
First To File’s innovative technology, currently utilized by Fortune 500 companies and top IP law firms, organizes all patent and trademark related IP documents in a centralized, digital and easy to use system. As a premier provider of business intelligence for the IP industry, LexisNexis has acknowledged the strong growth of First To File over the past several years, and agreed to represent FTF to its customer base.
As alliance partners, LexisNexis and First To File will collaborate closely to expand their respective markets and deliver increased service to their customers. First To File’s leading technology and LexisNexis’s ability to expand FTF’s existing sales and marketing efforts will result in a powerful combination for both companies.
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with more than 15,000 employees worldwide.
“Over the past two years, First To File has greatly expanded its reach into Fortune 500 corporate legal departments and IP law firms,” says James Bergeron, Chairman and CEO of First To File. “The LexisNexis agreement will further enable us to scale our network to meet the growing demand for our secure and innovative digital IP management solutions. LexisNexis has an excellent team that is up-to-date on the latest trends and technology impacting today’s IP lawyers, so we are pleased and excited to enter into this strategic alliance with LexisNexis.”
About First To File (FTF)
Founded in 2006, First To File (firsttofile.com) is a software company based in San Mateo, California specializing in intellectual property information management technology. First To File’s products automate the storage, management and analysis of legal documents worldwide, enabling law firms and corporate legal professionals to reduce risk and work more effectively.
FTF’s Electronic File Room (EFR) for Patents and Trademarks is a web-based document management and automation solution for IP corporate legal and law firms of all sizes. Used by Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Unilever as well as top IP law firms, EFR for Patents and Trademarks reduces reliance on paper and transforms the prosecution process by increasing overall visibility, efficiency and quality while significantly reducing costs. Follow us on Twitter @FirstToFile or Facebook.