Executive Summaries

New Patent Law Challenges Legal Departments

The America Invents Act, passed in 2011, represents the most significant reform of U.S. patent law since 1952, and it will dramatically reshape the way…

IP and Information Technology Asset Management

All companies need to update and protect their intellectual property assets at regular intervals, especially those companies that have recently undergone mergers or made acquisitions.…

Relevance Ranking is the Key to Early Case Assessment

This article considers the question of what is the best technology for doing Early Case Assessment (ECA), which is briefly defined by the author as…

E-Discovery Trends to Watch in 2012

The amount of information that is electronically stored will continue its explosive growth in 2012. In response, litigants and the courts will look for innovative…

Preventing an E-Discovery Cost Cascade

Outmoded data collection technology usually results in one of two undesirable outcomes: too much data is collected, or too little. Too little runs the risk…

The 7th Circuit Pilot Program and How it Could Affect E-Discovery Practice

In 2009, the Seventh Circuit’s Electronic Discovery Pilot Program was created by a committee of judges, attorneys, academics and consultants, with a goal of improving…