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Updated: eDiscovery consolidation continues apace as Altep acquired by Advanced Discovery

Independent eDiscovery provider and Relativity best in service Orange hosting partner Altep has been acquired by Advanced Discovery, an international eDiscovery and litigation support provider that in January acquired Millnet to help meet clients’ increasingly global needs.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd May 2017 at 2:14 pm 2 comments

IBM selects Anaqua to manage global patent portfolio

Boston-headquartered intellectual property management and analytics software and services vendor Anaqua has been selected by IBM to manage its global patent and trademark portfolio.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd May 2017 at 12:28 pm No comments

Handshake announces raft of new wins including nine Am Law 100 firms

Handshake Software will today (22 May) announce a raft of law firm wins including nine of the Am Law 100, with firms such as Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Husch Blackwell; Baker & Hostetler; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC and Bryan Cave signing up for recent licenses of Handshake’s Portal, Handshake Universal Search and Expertise Locator products.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd May 2017 at 8:53 am No comments

In brief: Memery Crystal shifts iManage support to Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye has won the contract to support Memery Crystal with its iManage software solution, after Tikit announced earlier this year that it will no longer support or maintain iManage.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th May 2017 at 12:16 pm No comments

Startup Corner: Contractinbox in focus

Contractinbox is a marketplace for B2B contracts and eDeals. Founder Heema Dawoonauth talks about global growth, looking for seed investment, and how not every law firm is happy to see legal tech succeed in a traditionally protected market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th May 2017 at 9:41 am No comments

Ediscovery in Hong Kong: Dispelling some litigation & innovation myths

At a recent conference in Hong Kong, attendees were asked about how to improve the dispute resolution process for all parties. Data generated from a live, technology-enabled poll of the audience led to a thought-provoking discussion on the priorities and limitations to innovation in the dispute resolution process, specifically in Hong Kong.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th May 2017 at 4:50 pm No comments

Adobe survey finds eSignatures still get the red light from consumers

In a new survey by Adobe Document Cloud, which has been heavily promoting its Adobe Sign eSignature capability, 86% of the UK general public said that signing documents by hand is hugely important in giving consent.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th May 2017 at 10:30 am No comments

Eclipse expands into Scotland with Drummond Miller win

Six-office Scottish solicitor and estate agent firm Drummond Miller has selected the Proclaim Practice Management system from Eclipse Legal Systems, in a win that will see the practice management system vendor adapt its workflows to accommodate legislative requirements in Scottish law.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 18th May 2017 at 6:08 am No comments

Osborne Clarke implements Intapp’s new experience management system

Osborne Clarke has implemented Intapp Open Experience, a new product for the Palo Alto company and one that, now out on general release, is billed as able to help law firms engage with clients in terms of understanding their big picture objectives, improving their business development and ability to cross-sell.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 1:00 pm No comments

“Up and coming”: Tikit partners with Introhive

Tikit, now part of BT Group, has entered a strategic partnership with Introhive, a supplier of relationship intelligence software that helps law firms to automatically populate their client relationship management (CRM) system, which we revealed in April has been involved in final stage discussions with Howard Kennedy.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 12:23 pm No comments

Cybersecurity: Phoenix enters strategic partnership with iboss

Having this month launched a new cybersecurity, compliance and information governance (CCIG) division, Phoenix Business Solutions has entered into a strategic partnership with iboss Cybersecurity whereby Phoenix has become the preferred supplier for iboss to the UK, and APAC legal sectors.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 10:09 am No comments

Quotes from the startup market: Alex Dunsdon, co-founder The Bakery and partner in SAATCHiNVEST

Here Alex Dunsdon, co-founder of The Bakery, which helps large companies solve their challenges by developing new products and services with early stage tech companies, gives law firms a few home truths about their interactions with startups. Recent clients of the Bakery include the legal department of one of the Big Four accountants. SAATCHiNVEST is a fund that invests in new tech and is an investor in Farewill. First brought to you in the April newsletter wrapped up in our new startup directory, his observations may make your eyes water a little.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 17th May 2017 at 6:23 am No comments

In-house legal tech: LawGeex launches buyers’ guide for business

In a guide that will be welcomed by the in-house community both as a useful tech resource and as a further sign of their rapidly growing autonomy, LawGeex has today (16 May) launched The In-House Counsel’s LegalTech Buyers Guide – a free, downloadable guide that showcases more than 100 “must-know technology solutions” which solve the daily challenges faced by in-house lawyers.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2017 at 3:00 pm No comments

kCura pushes green button on UK cloud as it builds London team

kCura has brought the UK launch of its SaaS eDiscovery platform RelativityOne forward to this year as it builds its London team, including hiring Duncan Morley from Millnet, which was acquired by Advanced Discovery in January.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2017 at 10:45 am No comments

Guest post: Practical Steps to Cyber Security for Law Firms

In the wake of rising ransomware attacks and increased cyber activity, Mike Walker, chief technology officer of Peppermint Technology, sets out the “basic but important” practical steps you must take to minimise your vulnerability.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th May 2017 at 5:00 am No comments
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