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Thomson Reuters sponsors Global Rule of Law panel, part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Friday 28th Feb 2014

On Friday, March 7, Thomson Reuters will be the title sponsor of a panel discussion on the global rule of law as part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2014 “Law and Business Day.” Global rule of law is foundational for economic and social development in emerging countries. It is crucial in building the integrity ...

FTSE 100 companies’ legal liabilities jump by 12 percent in 2013

Friday 14th Feb 2014

Recent analysis by Thomson Reuters concludes that the legal liabilities reported by FTSE 100 companies climbed 12 percent in 2013 to £24.6bn ($42bn) up from £22.1bn ($37bn) in the previous year. This increase has been driven by a sharp jump in legal provisions in the banking industry, with legal costs for banks rising by 44 percent ...

New version of Thomson Reuters ProView eReader platform

Monday 3rd Feb 2014

Improved annotation, PDF and library functions are just part of the latest version of Thomson Reuters ProView eReader platform. Version 1.8 of ProView adds labeling and searching of annotations; the ability to create, print and email PDFs of eBook sections; and the ability to sort libraries by topic. ProView is available for iPad and Android ...

Thomson Reuters speaks at DC event: “Cryptocurrencies: the new coin of the realm?”

Tuesday 28th Jan 2014

With the growing demand for digital (or crypto) currencies since its inception in 2009 with Bitcoin and the recent takedown by government authorities of the illicit online site, SilkRoad, a group of esteemed experts will discuss this intriguing topic at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC on February 11, 2014. One of the presenters ...

Highlighting Open Innovation work at Thomson Reuters

Friday 17th Jan 2014

Innovation is alive and well across Thomson Reuters. Whether a concept for a new product, an improved process or technology platform, or a more effective sales approach, we tap into the intelligence of our 60,000 global employee network every day. In 2014, leaders at Thomson Reuters are looking into ways to more quickly and easily surface ...

Defamation cases against media groups in the UK halve in five years

Monday 11th Nov 2013

Interesting news out of the United Kingdom this week: The number of reported defamation court cases against media companies in the UK has reached its lowest point in five years, falling from 48 in 2008-2009 to just 20 in 2012-2013,* according to research by the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. In addition, there were a total ...

Extradition requests from the US almost double in a year

Monday 28th Oct 2013

There has been an almost doubling in the number of arrests in the United Kingdom of individuals for extradition to the United States over the last 12 months, says Sweet & Maxwell, the legal information provider and part of Thomson Reuters. According to data provided to Sweet & Maxwell by the UK’s Home Office, 22 ...

Winning a ten year trademark battle in China

Tuesday 24th Sep 2013

Getting Westlaw registered as a trademark in China has been a Herculean task spanning ten years. Ryan Sheppard, vice president of Trademark Assets for Thomson Reuters, recently talked to Donna La Vardera, trademark manager for Legal at Thomson Reuters, about her dogged pursuit of the mark which was finally granted this year. Donna, why is ...

Podcast: How law firms can help clients prevent cyber-espionage

Monday 25th Feb 2013

Recent news reports have called attention to the risks of American businesses and government agencies being hacked by Chinese agents. And a new classified National Intelligence Estimate reportedly lists several other nations, including France and Israel, as sources of cyber-espionage against US targets. Peter Toren, Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes expert with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley ...

Legal liabilities soar 22% for UK’s leading companies

Thursday 21st Feb 2013

The legal liabilities reported by UK-based companies listed on the FTSE 100 index jumped by 22% in 2012 to £22.1 billion, up from £18.2 billion in the previous year, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell business. The increase in legal liabilities has been driven by businesses facing far more aggressive fines ...

Thomson Reuters key author prepares expert report on China’s patent system

Tuesday 19th Feb 2013

This past year, Thomas T. Moga, author of Patent Practice and Policy in the Pacific Rim, prepared an expert report for the United States Chamber of Commerce entitled “China’s Utility Model Patent System: Innovation Driver or Deterrent.” The completed report was unveiled at the USCOC conference on “China’s Evolving Patent Environment: What It Means for ...

US and UK M&A activity up in Q2

Friday 27th Jul 2012

Global M&A activity remained slow in the second quarter, with deal volume sitting at its lowest levels in three years, according to the latest M&A Trends & Insight for Lawyers report from Thomson Reuters Business Law Advisor – M&A. U.S. and UK M&A activity, however, bucked the global trend, with volume up 14 percent and ...

Thomson Reuters identifies UK as a leader in dementia research

Tuesday 27th Mar 2012

IP & Science announced this week findings that the quality of dementia research in the UK is second in the world only to the US, despite the low number of scientists working in the field, and that finding a cure can be accelerated by increasing the number of researchers and investment, according to analysis done using ...