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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 the midst of all this, […]

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 Rocket Matter users to synchronize […]

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 explore the latest in legal […]

  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, visually displaying the sessions’ themes. […]

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: An update for Lexis Advance featuring […]

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 led to historic strides in […]

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 of IBM’s Watson, the computer […]


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 companies had time on their […]

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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 field. Why isn’t there an […]

Last October, I wrote here about the joint initiative between Harvard Law School and Ravel Law to digitize and make available to the public for free Harvard’s entire collection of U.S. case law, which is said to be the most comprehensive collection of American law and cases available anywhere outside the Library of Congress. Today, Ravel CEO Daniel […]

Having co-hosted the Lawyer2Lawyer podcast for more than a decade, I’m used to being the interviewer, not the interviewee. So it felt a bit strange when Sam Glover invited me to be a guest on his Lawyerist podcast. It turned out to be fun and more of a conversation than a Q&A, as Sam and […]