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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Brainstorming is Bad for Business

Ah, the fabulous corporate brainstorming session—you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the business world who hasn’t participated on a regular basis. Many people, we suspect, would bemoan their ubiquity but assume that they’re one of those “hate it but it needs to be done” parts of business. The fact is, though, that brainstorming, while a common corporate activity, is not actually the best way to foster creative thinking and new ideas; nor is it the best way to drive strategic business decisions.
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Operationalizing Resources: The New Balance

Almost a decade from the financial crisis of 2008, the so-called new economy has wrought fundamental shifts across the business spectrum, including challenging long-established norms for the legal profession.   Intense new scrutiny driven by the pressures to reduce costs has created a new normal characterized by persistent pressures on rates, billing models and fee arrangements, quality and outcomes. As the profession struggles with the challenges to their 100-years-old model, the market has also introduced a broad base of new competitive players, models and approaches to fundamentally redefine legal work.
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Technology + Work Culture

Today’s advanced technologies are making waves as they create greater business potential for companies and their stakeholders. As they are developed and integrated into the modern workplace, they are not only impacting business in a collective sense (i.e., its ability to generate more revenue), but are also inevitably affecting business culture. We have seen how widespread consumer technologies have the potential to transform society on a number of fronts, but how do advanced business technologies affect professionals, their goals and work priorities?
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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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Is There Safety in Mobile?

The challenges of securing mobile while supporting the anytime, anywhere workforce Mobility in the workplace is no longer just a concept or a talking point. For legal professionals, the use of smartphones and tablets have become ingrained into our way of working. Whether traveling, accessing information quickly when away from the desk or just checking in on the status of matters after-hours, for many of us, the use of handheld devices for professional purposes is not simply routine but required.
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Announcing the 2016 IP Operations Survey!

Hyperion Research is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Intellectual Property Management Survey  This survey is focused on understanding the prevailing trends in IP operations, including investment, values and priorities in Intellectual Property Management (IPM) capabilities. We're looking at how IP professionals and attorneys are implementing, using and getting the most out of Intellectual Property Management, and what capabilities they value and prioritize most.
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When Will The Legal Vertical Be Disrupted?

So many industries other than law have experienced disruption in recent years that, paradoxically, disruption has become almost commonplace.
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New Solution Models Evolve for ELM

As the role of General Counsel and the law department have changed, so, too, has the solution market evolved.  As the market expands, the ELM solution providers have developed new approaches to serve the needs of a multifaceted market.
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Workflow Automation in Intellectual Property Management

Intellectual Property groups have typically relied on their “docketing systems” as the central resource for managing task assignments, deadlines and other case-related information.  While a traditional docketing system provides important country rules and PTO procedures, these systems tend to be more limited in their workflow capabilities to automate processes across the IPM lifecycle or to meet unique client-defined requirements.
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