Unycom for Peugeot
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Unycom for PSA Peugeot Citroën
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Francis Fernandez
Head of Patent Department
at PSA Peugeot Citroën
We chose Unycom to further progress in reducing the docketing burden. We have integrated the inventors and other stakeholders via portals, and Unycom supported us in optimizing our internal processes along with the implementation project.
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Unycom for Peugeot
France’s Leading Patent Filer Since 2007
PSA Peugeot Citroën is Europe’s second largest vehicle producer. With more than 1,000 priority patent filings per year processed through the Unycom system, the company has been a satisfied client since 2010.
185,000
employees*
1,063
patent filings in 2014*
9,500
patent families*
8
R&D centers
50
IP users
2,000
trademark families*
*www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/ (2015)
Unycom for Peugeot
The
Challenge
Simplifying and optimizing internal processes and reducing the paper load
Simplify docketing
Internal processes had to be analyzed and reconsidered in order to eliminate superfluous process steps and make the daily work of IP employees both more appealing and more efficient.
Paperless office
Thousands of paper files had to be replaced by electronic files, and paper documents had to be scanned and imported into the system. Electronic filing was to replace paper filing, whenever possible.
Different needs
The different requirements of the patent department and the trademark and design department of PSA had to be carefully coordinated, in order to meet the needs of all future system users.
The
Result
Improved docketing
and communication
70,000
Documents
More than 70,000 documents have been imported to the Unycom system each year. This was made possible by the intelligent scanning feature available in the Unycom solution.
40,000
Time limits/year
The efficient assignment and completion of tasks are now facilitated by some 130 types of time limits that have been configured and tailored to the needs of the PSA patent department – this makes overall about 40,000 time limits that are handled each year.
4,000
Epoline connections/year
The e-filing interface for French patent applications helped PSA become one of the top users of EPO’s online filing services. Paper filing was almost eliminated.
The Unycom system has contributed to a large increase in productivity and efficiency.

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