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You may have heard the argument, or seen the poster, in software development organizations: Reuse the Code, Do Not Re-invent the Wheel. Using off-the-shelf code to accelerate software development and reduce costs is nothing new. If it is available, and does the job, then use it. Open source software is probably the ultimate manifestation of code reuse, widely recognized in software organizations. Without open source ... [MORE]
Confirmation of bias for D. Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, is an underappreciated source of joy. Flaherty reviews four stories, that reinforce his preconceptions of lawyers' time and billing practices.
Everybody's got spring fever! We explore a unique incentive program to get your company's employees to identify compliance risks; an app that will process business cards right into Linkedin; as Opening Day is right around the corner. [MORE]
This weekend marked the start of "first-to-file" patents, and it will be interesting to see how the new laws change the patent dynamics over the next months and years. Here are a few observations from the legal technology community on the race to the USPTO, LegalTech news on Hong Kong and L.A., and the Pope's infallibility. [MORE]
On Thursday ALM's Virtual LegalTech, among other things, will be "Addressing the Big Data Dilemma: Deletion, Automation, and Managing Legal Risk. Speakers: Consultant Ronald Hedges, Jason R. Baron, director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, Barry Murphy, principal analyst, eDJ Group. Moderator: Brian Weiss, vice president information governance of sponsor Hewlett-Packard Corp. Autonomy.
When legal professionals get together, you can just about guarantee that the conversation will, at some point, turn to planes, trains, and hotels. So the March "12on12" LTN asked our readers about their favorite hotels (and tech nightmares). [MORE]
The last few weeks of the Tech Circuit column have been consumed with LegalTech-related news, analysis, and gossip. Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of LTN now covers some slightly-belated news. [MORE]
Sean Doherty, LTN's technology editor, analyzes recent news from Gavel & Gown, iConect, and Kinoca Minolta.
As businesses struggle with strained budgets, information technology departments are becoming overworked and understaffed. This combination of factors has led to an alarming vulnerability in the security of company data resident on equipment destined for retirement. [MORE]