The deployment of CoSign by a highly regarded international law firm like Fish & Richardson highlights the growing adoption of digital signatures in the legal field.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2008
ARX (Algorithmic Research), a leading provider of digital signature solutions (standard electronic signatures), has implemented a CoSign® digital-signature solution at Fish & Richardson P.C., an international law firm with a long history of representing innovators from Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers to today's technology leaders.
As one of the United States' largest law firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law, Fish & Richardson processes thousands of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) forms each year. Concerned with both the time required to process the paper documentation and the inability to seal them in order to prevent unauthorized alteration, Fish & Richardson decided to utilize a digital signature solution. CoSign was chosen as it provides a standards-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution that seals a signed document and allows 3rd party validation without the need to install additional software.
"CoSign provided us with a secure way to expedite the process of submitting signed patent applications and various intellectual property forms to our clients and to the USPTO," said Rolf Hille, Director Practice Systems at Fish & Richardson. "With confidence, we were able to reduce a 2-3 day process to several hours, passing a tremendous benefit along to our clients. CoSign's tight integration with our network and Active Directory, as well as its intuitive use, were major factors in our decision."
By replacing hundreds of "wet signatures" with digital signatures each day, Fish & Richardson also managed to significantly reduce their paper usage and the costs associated with that use. The capacity to reduce such a significant amount of paper consumption allowed for an equally significant monthly savings in the thousands of dollars.
Sam Aviram, Sales Manager, ARX, explained, "The deployment of CoSign by a highly regarded international law firm like Fish & Richardson highlights the growing adoption of digital signatures in the legal field."
About Fish & Richardson P.C.:
Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson is one of the largest law firms in the U.S. practicing exclusively in the areas of intellectual property, litigation and corporate law. The firm has more than 450 attorneys in ten offices in the United States and one office in Germany. Fish & Richardson handles more patent litigation than any other law firm in the U.S. (IP Law & Business July 2007) and was rated among the top firms in ITC patent litigation by that publication in June 2007. It also rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained. In August 2007, Fish was named the top intellectual property (IP) law firm in the U.S. in Corporate Counsel Magazine's sixth annual survey of "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies."
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The CoSign approach means digital signature standards and efficiencies across your operations. Signing and sealing documents with CoSign immediately expedites business processes, reduces costs, increases security and enables organizations to comply with diverse regional and industry regulations. CoSign works with all major applications and document formats including: Microsoft® Word, Excel®, Outlook®, Adobe® PDF, TIFF, AutoCAD®, InfoPath®, Lotus Forms, and many more). CoSign signatures are being used by hundreds of thousands of users in Enterprise, B2B and B2C processes, to learn why please see our white papers and product details at arx.com/products/cosign-digital-signatures.php.
About ARX (Algorithmic Research):
ARX has over 20 years of experience assisting banking, financial services, life sciences, healthcare, governmental organizations and commercial sectors to secure and streamline their business processes and transactions.
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