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LawPanel talks to the World Trademark Review about open data

Thomas Brattli, our CTO, talks to Tim Lince of the World Trademark Review about registries, APIs, and the philosophy of open data. They also cover the exciting steps being taken in New Zealand, and whether other registries are likely to follow suit.

Four of the strangest trademark cases of all time

As any trademark attorney knows, trademark battles can be complicated, confusing, and sometimes downright bizarre. Here is our look at four of the strangest cases of all time, including the time a fashion house took on a South Korean restaurant.

The fallibility of AI and what to do about it

Go to any legal or technology conference, and speaker after speaker will tell you AI is the next BIG thing. But the truth is no AI is infallible. In fact, understanding how and why an AI might fail is an important part of using one effectively.

The power of stupid

What’s so smart about being clever? The answer seems obvious, but the more we learn about AI, the harder it gets to be sure. Evolutionary algorithms are an important sub-set of AI research, and it’s precisely their stupidity that makes them so useful.

The always on Law Firm

Imagine engaging with potential clients, receiving instructions and serving clients at all hours of the day and night. Far from clients waiting for office hours for personal contact almost all value timely information which reduces cognitive load.

The end of lawyers..?

The end is not nigh for lawyers. But it will be for a growing proportion of repetitive legal work. This will have wide ranging implications for lawyers, how they win and serve clients, and the business models of law firms.

The power of Pre-Suasion

Creating the right context in which a request is made, can be as important in determining the outcome, as the request itself.

Legal revolution

Software is eating the world. Mobile devices are eating PCs and laptops. This is going to profoundly change the activities of lawyers, more so than probably any generation.

Chatbots. Will they make a difference to Law Firms?

From Siri to Echo, Chatbots are becoming mainstream. We look at what they can do for Law Firms to better engage and support potential and existing clients. And what makes them uniquely good at certain aspects of this.

How automation can make your lawyer much cheaper

Automation can come in many different forms with different underlying technologies. Here we give a bit of background and use Trade Mark Direct’s automated TM search as an example for how new service and business models can better serve clients.

Website Widgets do Work!

Widgets are pieces of functionality that can be added to a website with one line of code. Hosted and maintained by a third party – such as LawPanel – they can add real value to a site, quickly and easily.