Podcasts

Sharon Sayles Belton presents the ABA TIPs Liberty Achievement Award in San Francisco, Calif.

Tuesday 13th Aug 2013

On Friday, August 9, 2013, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Community Relations and Government Affairs at Thomson Reuters, presented the American Bar Association’s annual TIPs Liberty Achievement Award to Steven Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The award ceremony and reception, held at the law offices of Sedgwick LLP in ...

Podcast: Sharon Sayles Belton and ABA TIPs Liberty Award winner Steven Shapiro

Tuesday 6th Aug 2013

Just in time for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco later this week, Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president of Community Affairs at Thomson Reuters, chatted with this year’s ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPs) Liberty Award recipient, Steven Shapiro. The award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, will be presented to ...

Podcast: Retention and promotion of women in law firms

Monday 5th Aug 2013

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) recently concluded its annual meeting in New York. Among the topics discussed at the meeting was skills, strategies and stumbling blocks for women lawyers in their career path. Last year, NAWL released its National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms and remarkably little has changed for women at ...

Personal injury claims, poppy seed bagels and cybercrime – Podcast: July 2013

Wednesday 31st Jul 2013

After a brief hiatus, the Legal Current monthly podcast is back! In the July 2013 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we discuss: Legal Trends & Insights:  The impact of the new RTA Claims Portal on personal injury claims in the UK Legal News: An interview with Prof. Ronald Rotunda of Chapman University on the ...

Compelling arguments: F. Lee Bailey and Jason Thomas visit Thomson Reuters Legal headquarters

Tuesday 30th Jul 2013

The Thomson Reuters Legal headquarters in Eagan, Minn. enjoyed visits last week from famed criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey and Thomson Reuters senior strategic analyst Jason Thomas. The two made the trek to Minnesota on separate visits, but both addressed the office’s 7,000 employees, and both were the focus of extensive interviews by Minneapolis ...

The Four Pillars of Effective Predictive Coding

Wednesday 24th Jul 2013

Predictive coding can provide major benefits when dealing with high volumes of electronically-stored information (ESI).  But at the same time, it is far from a “silver bullet” in handling ESI. There are four essential concepts that emerge when examining matters that have successfully and unsuccessfully utilized predictive coding. Ed Sohn, assistant vice president for professional ...

Thomson Reuters launches Company Investigator

Monday 15th Jul 2013

Finding the right information on a company’s business structure and relationships can be like searching for a needle in haystack. Thomson Reuters Company Investigator helps users find information on companies to assist with business development, litigation, due diligence and a host of other applications. Company Investigator accesses more than 30 million company profiles, including 20 million hard-to-find ...

Podcast: Jorge Goldstein on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Tuesday 2nd Jul 2013

In the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated, but synthetic complementary DNA (“cDNA”) is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring. The distinction is ...

Global impact of fast-growing nations: Building BRICKS

Thursday 30th May 2013

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters recently published a new study called Building BRICKS, in which the global research impact of what are known as the BRICK nations is explored. Over a ten year period, global research publications and R&D spending were studied in relation to the patent activity of Brazil, Russia, ...

Lawyering 2.0: Shifting to a “customer”-focused model

Tuesday 9th Apr 2013

Law firms are beginning to borrow from the corporate world to incorporate aspects of their clients’ business models. Fenwick & West has created a new Product Manager role that borrows from the consumer products world and is modeled on a structure commonly seen in their clients’ businesses. Managing Partner Kate Fritz discusses Fenwick’s innovative efforts ...

Podcast: Legal aspects of celebrity scandals

Thursday 28th Feb 2013

Celebrity scandals always seem to capture the public’s attention, as evidenced by recent headlines involving Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o, Lindsay Lohan, and any number of celebrities that you see populating the checkout line magazine rack. But after the headlines fade, what are the consequences of these scandals?  Why do some scandal-scarred celebrities rebound while others ...

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 ...

Super Bowls, commercials and trademarks

Friday 1st Feb 2013

The Super Bowl is almost as well known for its commercials as it is for the game itself. The commercials are also well known to attorneys, since trademark infringement against the NFL is becoming a major issue. Greg Korn of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump and Aldisert LLP discusses some of the pitfalls that await businesses ...