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Global Law Firm Dentons Deploys CPA Global’s Inprotech Software to Deliver Greater Efficiencies

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CPA Global, the world’s leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management services and software, announced today that global law firm Dentons has deployed CPA Global’s Inprotech IP management software to help enhance efficiency and service across its fast-growing worldwide IP practice.

Dentons is one of the world’s largest law firms, with approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations, spanning 50-plus countries. The firm was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC), and international law firm SNR Denton.

Based around a single, centralized database, Inprotech enables Dentons to combine the separate patent and trademark systems of its component firms into one core system, thereby maximizing efficiency and enhancing client service delivery. As Inprotech is web-based, Dentons staff can directly access the system at any time – for example, attorneys can securely log into Inprotech when travelling or working from different offices, without intermediary remote access applications.

Amy Bruns, Dentons’ Regional Manager for IP & Technology Docketing, based in Chicago, said: “The aim was to enhance service, increase efficiency, underpin closer communication and mitigate risk through automation. The technology needed to be web-based to allow staff ‘anytime, anywhere’ access. We also wanted a system that was flexible and future-proofed to meet longer-term goals, such as moving to a paper-light environment.”

Added Bruns: “Since implementing Inprotech, we've achieved a number of efficiencies and highlighted several areas where we can reduce risk. Inprotech enables us to streamline operations and track information across the entire IP practice. The practice is growing rapidly and CPA Global has proven to be a reliable partner in devising, implementing and customizing a proven IP management system that supports Dentons’ short- and long-term goals.”

Mark Holt, Chief Technology Officer at CPA Global, added: “Working in close partnership with Dentons’ IP and IT teams, we have implemented a highly customized Inprotech solution, based on a deep understanding of the firm’s current and future needs. By spending time with Dentons’ key stakeholders in this area, we were able to tailor attorney functionality, workflows, and the user interface to meet Dentons’ specific requirements. It also enabled us to understand Dentons’ broader business plans and objectives, and how the software could be developed as part of the IP practice’s overall business strategy.”

About Dentons

Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC), and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes - individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and startups; local, regional and national governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.

Dentons' clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations, spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US, who are committed to challenge the status quo and offer creative, dynamic business and legal solutions. For further information, visit:

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realize greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global helps clients in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximize value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions. In IP software, CPA Global offers four market-leading IP management software solutions (FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, and Memotech) tailored towards different types of clients and their specific needs; First To File, the market-leading electronic document management system for IP; as well as Discover, one of the world’s most advanced patent search platforms.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,700 people, serving client needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. For further information, visit:

About Inprotech

CPA Global’s Inprotech is a suite of IP management software, specifically designed for law 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.

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