The Continuing Reality of Transformation for Corporate Legal

Corporate law departments are in the midst of an active period of transformation.  Driven in large part by the new demands on the General Counsel, today’s law departments are expected to serve a business function, as much as they are their traditional legal roles. From 2010, when we first endorsed the term Enterprise Legal Management, ELM has become a recognized management discipline and a strategic objective for corporate law departments.
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Legal Process Outsourcing for IP

Intellectual property departments are continuously evaluating their approach to outside professional services.  The use of outside counsel, agents, annuity payment services, search services and other specialized expertise are all long-standing examples of outsourced professional services--and certainly are not new to most departments.  However, a new service model, legal process outsourcing (“LPO”), is gaining increased traction as a more structured and comprehensive approach to intellectual property services.
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NEW SURVEY: Corporate Legal Technology

OUR CORPORATE LEGAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY IS NOW OPEN! Hyperion Research's ongoing survey programs help us benchmark and analyze leading trends and issues in legal operations and performance - and report them to YOU.
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Market for Enterprise Legal Systems Evolves

As the market for Enterprise Legal Management Systems evolves, the tools that corporate legal departments use to manage business-critical information must do the same.  Today, vendors are taking two different approaches to tackling the constantly growing and changing ELM needs.
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Paperless Work Environments for IPM

While historically paper-intensive, the legal profession is quickly digitizing. Electronic-based work processes offer cost savings, improved quality and more-efficient work product.  Implementing a paperless work environment is particularly important to creating an effective IP program.  We find that document management systems (DMS) are an increasingly critical element in the overall integrated IPM environment.
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IP Portfolio and Spend Management

Intellectual property management (IPM) is a now a well-established practice and solution category for innovation- and brand-driven companies.   In developing management practices that are business-aligned, these intellectual property stakeholders rely on technology systems and tools for the informational foundation on which they build their strategies, processes and organizations.
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Challenges in Developing a BPM Solution Approach

Business process management, or BPM, is a well-established practice and solution category in the general enterprise technology market.  The human-centric capabilities of BPM—as opposed to back-end, technical process and integration automation—are of particular interest to law firms as they seek ways to improve their work efficiency, resource utilization and client satisfaction.   The emergence and maturity of matter management-oriented solutions in the BPM market has brought a wealth of options to law firms.
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New Survey Now OPEN: Corporate Legal Technology

OUR CORPORATE LEGAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY IS NOW OPEN! Hyperion Research's ongoing survey programs help us benchmark and analyze leading trends and issues in legal operations and performance.
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