Research & intelligence

Competitive intelligence research is a growing request from our clients in business and law. And, since you're here, we gather it's of interest to you, too. Read on as we share some 2018 trends and insights and compile some additional CI readings and information....

Successful change management involves many principles and criteria, among them: Start at the top with leadership but involve every level. Communicate regularly and engage everyone across all levels and channels. Marry the rational and the emotional arguments, and don’t neglect company culture....

Providers of financial research software are aggressively competing to load more bells and whistles on their products for investors and other financial services professionals. S&P Global Market Intelligence has rolled out its next-generation Capital IQ platform. Capital IQ, like other competitive, web-based products, is customizable to user needs and available on mobile devices for Android and Apple....

Everybody talks about the importance of competitive intelligence in big law, but what happens less frequently are open discussions by CI practitioners with their peers. I recently had the chance to participate in the ARK Group’s twelfth-annual edition of its annual conference, Competitive Intelligence in the Modern Law Firm. As panel moderator, I led a dynamic exchange among three legal...

Some of the most prevalent copyright questions we get are about global protection: Is a US copyright valid in other countries? What is international copyright law? Does US copyright law apply in the UK? (or any other countries) Copyright laws protect creators of intellectual property from unauthorized use and theft of their work, and notice the use of the plural “laws” because as clearly...

Our friends at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog interview Emily Feltren, AALL Director of Government Relations, for episode 14 of their podcast. AALL submitted an amici curiae brief in the recent PACER class action to point out how PACER fees harm access and legal research instruction, among other things. If you don’t have the time or inclination to listen...

Many law firms and financial services professionals rely on Thomson Reuters financial products for corporate & financial research. The Thomson ONE financial database, in particular, is a favored platform among research experts. Thomson is promoting its next-generation financial research product, Eikon, as a successor to Thomson ONE. Eikon carries many of the same features as Thomson ONE, but according to Thomson...

Competitive intelligence (CI) can be especially valuable to private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms, which often operate somewhat in-the-dark within their industry segments. Holdings in newly-forming or niche industries have few public companies or established business models to provide adequate references for benchmarking and other meaningful insights....

We’ve been monitoring PACER news and the latest is a big announcement from the folks at the Free Law Project via our colleague Sabrina Pacifici. The public can now set-up a limited number of PACER alerts for free at CourtListener.com. That's right, I said free, which is indeed an interesting development and a major advance in the push for public...

…they're at a fork in the road. That's the conclusion of a significant report on artificial intelligence from ALM Intelligence, Law Firms Need Artificial Intelligence to Stay in the Game. This one is not free, but it is a game-changer and at $299, well worth the price. An excerpt is available to law.com subscribers (or you can sign-up for limited...