E-Filing.com, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California began its operation in September of 1999. E-Filing.com offers state-of-the art electronic filing process based on the patent no. 7,035,830 that was granted to Image X in 2006. Filing cases electronically reduces the cost of filing, eliminating much of the paper handling involved, and allows the courts to function more efficiently. In addition, E-Filing.com's electronic filing process makes it possible for documents to be submitted to the courts twenty-four hours a day from any location with Internet access.