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July 2015

Disruption: Three Forces Shaping the Legal Landscape

By Colleen Casey Voshell

From mobile and global work environments to alternative billing models to a perceived crisis in legal education, the legal industry is in the midst of a major transformation. Some changes are evolutionary, yet other developments may feel revolutionary for those unprepared for change. What are the key trends that will disrupt the legal industry and impact practice across the landscape? Read More...

Sensitive Data Loss is Not Inevitable

By Mark Stevens

Global banking institutions are increasingly pressing outside law firms to demonstrate they are employing top-tier technologies to defend against cyber hackers. In some cases, firms are being asked to fill out 60-page questionnaires detailing their cybersecurity measures in minute detail, while others must consent to on-site inspections. Read More...

e-Discovery In An Information Governance World

By Marta Farensbach

Electronic discovery experts continue to put an emphasis on recognizing e-discovery as part of a complete information governance (IG) solution. Although this focus may be novel for e-discovery specialists, the management of corporate information at an enterprise level is far from new. Yet, despite its ubiquity, many professionals who have a solid grounding in electronic discovery struggle to understand how it falls into the broader world of information governance. Read More...

eBrevia's Smart Technology Mitigates the Diligence Bottleneck

By Christopher S. Edwards

Due diligence is an integral and essential part of corporate transactions, yet for lawyers and their clients, it can be a painful process. In mergers and acquisitions and other dynamic and time-sensitive transactions, due diligence often becomes a bottleneck that slows down deals, a frustration to attorneys and their clients alike. Read More...

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Effective May 13, 2015, applicants can file international design patent applications in a single, standardized application via the USPTO designating any of more than 62 territories, including the U.S. and European Union (EU), and can receive the same effective filing date in each jurisdiction. This important opportunity comes as the U.S. accedes to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement.

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