San Francisco , California 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, because 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.”
About CoSign Digital Signatures
ARX (Algorithmic Research) is a global provider of cost-efficient digital signature solutions for industries such as AEC, life sciences, healthcare, government, energy, and manufacturing. ARX CoSign® is the market leading digital signature solution. CoSign digital signatures fully automate signature-dependent processes affordably and compliantly, allowing organizations to go paperless and save time and money. Compatible with major document types including Word, Excel®, PDF, PDF/A, and IBM Forms, CoSign signatures are globally verifiable without requiring proprietary validation software. CoSign is also centrally managed by your organization for reliable control over signature privileges. Learn more about the CoSign digital signature solution.
About ARX - The Digital Signature Company
ARX (Algorithmic Research) is a global provider of cost-efficient digital signature solutions for industries such as life sciences, healthcare, government, engineering, and energy. ARX engineers and scientists have more than 20 years of experience in security and standard digital signature applications. ARX helps businesses secure, streamline, and scale their processes and transactions with the proper controls required by legislation, regulation, and industry best practices. Learn more about us.