The ‘paper-light’ IP office: A myth or reality?

Offices that successfully implement paper light strategies are yielding a high return on investment and competitive advantage

Walk into the offices of many intellectual property practitioners and you’re likely to see stacks of paper, thick case files, and an inbox full of documents to be processed. On the basis of such evidence, any belief that a successful “paper-light,” let alone “paper-less” IP office is a myth would not seem far-fetched.  

There have been numerous failed initiatives in this area by companies big and small, accompanied by horror stories of huge financial investment being made, only to result in a few digital documents being saved to a file server.

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Kurt Wedel

Kurt Wedel, Vice President, Operations at CPA Global’s First To File, is an IP operational professional, who has deployed workflow-based, business process management solutions...

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