About: Eyal Iffergan

Eyal Iffergan is President and CEO of Hyperion Global Partners, a premier global consultancy for legal business strategy and operations. With over 20 years of experience advising to the legal and intellectual property business communities, his practice is focused on helping clients to manage the business of law – he is considered a global authority on legal operational performance management. An expert in addressing the challenges of legal business operations, process, organization and technology, he works with AmLaw 200 law firms and Global 1000 corporations to design and implement enterprise-wide strategy and transformation programs.

Recent Posts

Accidental IPBM: The IP Applications Landscape

Leading intellectual property practices today have reached a standard that transcends docketing, data entry and paper-based management methods. “IP Management” (“IPM”) as a discipline and technology model has been widely adopted and embraced by corporate IP practices and law firms alike; as a technological generation, it is arguably nearly a dozen years old.  Ever more progressive in its reach and intensifying in demand, IPM has expanded significantly in recent years to include a growing, sophisticated number of processes, modules, functions, and innovation-oriented competencies.
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A New IP Operational Paradigm for the 21st Century

The discipline of intellectual property management (“IPM”) continues to mature as a management priority for innovation and brand-driven companies.  As intellectual property owners continuously seek ways to improve their IPM strategies, processes and organizations, the need for increasingly capable technology systems drives an increasing and rapidly-paced maturity in business and operational IP Management.
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The Year for Operational Effectiveness

Whether in our business or personal lives, and in spite of end-of-year “quarterbacking,” the turn of the year presents a welcoming blank slate that allows us to focus on the fresh opportunities of the 12 months ahead. Planning for the new year is both a time for reflection and planning, focusing on setting our own priorities, as well as those of our businesses. Which operational objectives will you focus on in the new year to help drive success?
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Law, Technology and the Social Network

Shopping for legal technology is often a matter of relying on the experience of others The market for legal technologies is ever-active—and ever-expanding. Recent market data is very clear on the strong drive for investment in Cloud-based technology, workflow and automation tools, analytics and collaboration platforms. As the technologies grow ever more sophisticated to match the businesses they support, and the number of options and approaches multiply, it is more critical than ever – and the risks more pronounced than ever – that legal organizations assess their needs diligently and strive to select new and upgrade technology as thoughtfully —and with as much information—as possible.
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Insights Poll: The Process Stakes Have Been Raised

Spend Management Has Become Table Stakes – Process May Now Be Taking Center Stage When it comes to analytics, the legal ecosystem as a whole spends an amazing amount of energy on understanding spend. In fact, Hyperion Research has found that 98% of legal organizations report on and consume spend management metrics; it is by far the most prolific and mature metric in legal. However, Hyperion’s recent polling produced a surprising insight: when asked about what metric they deemed most relevant, only 9% of legal operations managers reported spend management. Is this some sort of cognitive dissonance?
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Insights Poll: When It Comes To Content Security, How Sure Is Sure?

Can confidence breed complacency? The recent news about the “Panama Papers” fiasco has many of us who work in legal concerned—again—with issues of content security. This most recent scenario, in which 11.5 million documents and 2.6 terabytes of data related to the super-secretive world of offshore banking found their way from a Panamanian law firm and into the public eye, only serves to highlight the sensitive nature of legal work – and the constant vigilance required to protect legal work product.
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The Growth of Process Automation in IP Management

Intellectual property groups typically rely on “docketing systems” as the central resource for managing task assignments, deadlines and other case-related information. While traditional docketing systems provide important country rules and PTO procedures, these systems tend to be limited to their workflow capabilities, including the ability to automate processes across the IPM lifecycle or to meet unique client-defined requirements.
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Pushing the Boundaries: The Hybrid Cloud and Wireless ECM

The tension between keeping data “behind the firewall” and making it externally available is particularly acute in the context of ECM.  Recently popular “hybrid cloud” solutions describe a deployment strategy in which an organization uses both on-premises architecture and cloud-based components (either dedicated or third-party hosted).
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Using Content Management to Build an Enterprise Ecosystem

Closely associated with the effort to maximize ECM adoption is the desire to satisfy a growing appetite for integrations to third-party productivity and practice-management software and systems. These integrations go further than plug-ins and add-ons to Microsoft Outlook and the Microsoft Office suite – which all of the advanced ECM solution providers in this space now offer as a matter of course.  The ability to drag-and-drop or profile content to the DMS through Outlook, Word and the other Office programs is no longer an alluring differentiator – it is an expected standard.
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The Challenges of ECM Adoption

Ease of use and the “user experience” are among the most important and impactful topics for both solution providers and end users in ECM. The prevailing thought is that a user experience that is more seamless and less disruptive to human work processes (i.e. they eliminate or maintain process steps, not add new ones) will lead to higher rates of adoption by users and inclusion of content.
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