Corporations and their outside counsel know it is important to manage intellectual property (IP) portfolios well, but accurately forecasting the costs needed to make that happen is notoriously difficult. Budgeting for IP costs is always hard because of the complexities involved. For example, patent owners will generally make applications in several markets where they wish to protect their invention and restrict competitors. Each market may have different fees, requirements, prosecution times, time to grant, and ongoing renewal or maintenance costs. Indeed, there are so many variable factors that, at times, it seems the only certainty in IP budgeting is the very uncertainty of it all. Both corporations and law firms can improve their IP budgeting accuracy and increase the speed and efficiency of the process by following these five tips.
OK, it is not quite the Christmas Special Edition of Doctor Who but the Insider’s favourite long-running series Vinasty is back with a one-off seasonal special. Yes, it was just announced before the markets opened in London this morning that AIM-listed Advanced Computer Software (ACS) is being bought by US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners in a deal that values the UK healthcare and software specialist at £725m. San Francisco-based Vista said it would pay 140p per ACS share – a premium of 17% to yesterday’s closing price. ACS directors are unanimously recommending the deal to shareholders, which will see the company delisting from AIM.
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“NewLaw” providers often make up in marketing what they lack in substance but with NewGalexy, which has moved from straight LPO provider to this autumn launching two new cloud solutions, the more interesting chatter is behind the scenes. Founded by heavyweight former McGrigors senior partner and KLegal chief executive Robert Glennie, NewGalexy was seriously considered by BT as a replacement for its former LPO provider UnitedLex, a contract finally won at the start of this year by Axiom. NewGalexy still works closely with the telecoms giant on public sector work and if anything that relationship is growing.
Welcome to the second episode in our new video series Talking Tech with Charles Christian. The theme for this series is Time Recording/Time Capture Technology for Law Firms and this week we are talking to Phil Wedgwood, the CEO of Rekoop. In subsequent episodes we’ll also be hearing from Bellefield, LexisNexis and Intapp. This video runs for just under 14 minutes however the platform we are using has a DvD-like menu system so you can easily locate and jump between individual ‘chapters’ rather than have to fast-forward/rewind to find the sections you want to view again.
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In her second report today, associate editor Caroline Hill looks at the new website Lawtendr, which launched earlier this week. This is the latest venture hoping to become the new eBay for lawyers across the US, Canada, Australia and UK.
In the first of two stories today by associate editor Caroline Hill, the Insider looks at some of the “New Law” new business models being explored by US legal start-ups that are combining the latest in legal technology platforms with social media business models, including crowdfunding.
Taking third party litigation funding to an entirely different level, newly-launched US website LexShares will now enable commercial litigants to fund their cases via online ‘crowdfunding’ investment.