Fish & Richardson, a US law firm with over 300 attorneys averaging over 4,200 new patent applications and almost 500 new trademark applications each year, implemented Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track its records. The firm began with its patent and trademark files and transferred record identification information to the new RFID database, tagged each of its folders and used a portable reader to take inventory. The firm achieved a 60% increase in its file accuracy and a to...

BPIR Categories

10.4.1 Manage business records and documents.
10.1.4 Select information technologies
15.6.10 Information, knowledge management, & IT

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