Knowledge Management: Transforming Litigation Discovery into Organizational Intelligence

By adding human insight, Knowledge Management (KM) transforms a flat dataset of information into a treasure trove of centralized intelligence, which can be used to make informed business decisions. In the specific context of litigation and regulatory discovery, our experience at DiscoverReady shows that a comprehensive knowledge management strategy can play a critical role in shaping future decisions by clients and counsel. In this blog, we’ll cover some approachable starting points to build a robust KM program into discovery efforts.

House of Representatives Passes the Innovation Act — What You Need to Know

On December 5, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, a piece of patent reform legislation known as the “Innovation Act of 2013.” The bill passed 325-91, with most of the opposition coming from Democrats, but with some Republican opponents as well. The bill would amend U.S. Code Title 35 (the section that governs patent law) and the "America Invents Act,” which Congress passed in 2011 (but which most folks agree did not accomplish nearly enough in the way of true reform).


Big Law is Taking Information Security Concerns More Seriously – It’s About Time

As we moved into an era of electronic documents, firms deployed information security measures, but by and large, those safeguards were not particularly robust. But generally, these data security protocols were good enough for clients, and therefore good enough for the firms. Times have changed. Law firms now realize that information security must be a top priority, for several reasons.


New ITC eDiscovery Rules Clear Path for Swifter, Less Costly Patent Infringement Investigations

Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) authorizes the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate complaints of certain unfair practices in import trade. Section 337 investigations could be an attractive alternative to civil patent litigation for some corporations …


SHIELD Aims to Secure World from Bogus Patent Suits

To say July was a bad month for the non-practicing entities of the patent world is a bit of an understatement. First, as we previously blogged about, Congress conducted a series of oversight hearings examining in part how non-practicing entities (the polite term for patent trolls) are increasingly participating in International Trade Commission investigations in ...