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February 6, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1606042

Two of the nation’s leading legal research services will be facing off in federal court, as Fastcase has sued Casemaker seeking a declaratory judgment that could have broad-reaching implications for legal publishing in the United States. Fastcase went on the offensive and filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in ...


February 2, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1604560

Last July brought a shake-up for the document and work-product management company iManage. It had been acquired by HP in 2011 as part of HP’s purchase of Autonomy. The Autonomy acquisition turned into a fiasco for HP, resulting in both litigation and a write-down of nearly $10 billion. But in ...


February 2, 2016, 11:43 am, 1604513

At Legaltech today, the cloud-based practice-management application Rocket Matter announced two new features: integration with QuickBooks Online and a fully integrated payment-processing system called Rocket Matter Payments. Both announcements were described as representing the start of a year-long initiative to dramatically boost its users’ profitability. The QuickBooks integration will allow ...


February 2, 2016, 9:43 am, 1604466

I am very pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, Law Technology Now, co-hosted with Monica Bay, longtime editor of Law Technology News now a fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and produced by the Legal Talk Network. In each episode, Monica and I will ...


February 1, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1604206

Legaltech New York kicks off tomorrow, and if you want to know what everyone there will be talking up, it pretty much boils down to one word: eDiscovery. As she’s been doing every year now since 2011, JoAnna Forshee at InsideLegal has created a word cloud from the Legaltech agenda, ...


February 1, 2016, 11:43 am, 1604118

Before I head off to Legaltech New York, here are a couple items from last week’s legal technology news: New from LexisNexis. LexisNexis released a few announcements in advance of Legaltech. In addition to its recent acquisition of Lex Machina, which it will be highlighting at Legaltech, it also announced: ...


February 1, 2016, 9:43 am, 1604076

March 15 is the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation (and the end of my two-year term as president). We are extremely proud this year to be presenting our Great Friend of Justice award to Mary L. Bonauto, the civil rights lawyer whose powerful arguments and long-term legal strategies have ...


January 28, 2016, 11:43 am, 1602986

At what was billed as an Innovation Summit in its Times Square headquarters yesterday, Thomson Reuters Legal briefed journalists, bloggers and analysts on two products it is unveiling at Legaltech New York next week and also offered tantalizing hints of a product it is developing using the cognitive computing power ...


January 27, 2016, 9:43 am, 1602511

The journey of an innovative idea from prototype to patented invention faces three primary adversaries. Each of them can be mitigated by the use of today’s advanced patent analytics tools. Time. Before the United States switched from the first-to-invent standard to the first-to-file standard for patent eligibility, inventors and IP-driven ...


January 25, 2016, 9:43 am, 1601717

I hate adding contacts to Microsoft Outlook. Often, I receive an email from someone that has the person’s full contact information in the signature. I want to add the person to my contacts but I don’t want to have to copy and paste (or type) each line into a contact ...