SOURCE: DataCert

DataCert, Inc. - The global leader in legal operations management

November 24, 2009 11:30 ET

DataCert Hosts IP Focus Group in Basel, Switzerland

Industry Leaders Shared Best Practices for Managing Intellectual Property and Legal Department Operations

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - DataCert, Inc., the leading global provider of legal operations management solutions, hosted an IP Focus Group on November 17 in Basel, Switzerland. This event, which featured presentations by industry leaders from IBM (NYSE: IBM), Honeywell (NYSE: HON), and IS Information Service GmbH, a Thomson Reuters Company, provided an opportunity for DataCert customers to share best practices for managing intellectual property and legal department operations.

"DataCert has a demonstrated history of delivering solutions based on our extensive IP expertise," said Rajitha Boer, vice president/director, EMEA business development. "We have found that our clients really appreciate the opportunity a forum such as this IP Focus Group provides to network and learn from their peers."

This focus group included presentations on IP management best practices and trends, DataCert's global strategy, budgeting best practices, and how technology enables a successful alternative fee arrangements strategy. In addition, IBM and Honeywell provided an overview of lessons learned from their e-billing implementations, how to optimize the value of e-billing data and how to strategically manage IP vendors and law firms. Presentations were followed by a roundtable discussion of these topics.

The featured speakers for this forum included:

-- David Bain, Associate General Counsel, DataCert, Inc.

-- Art Haviland, Project Manager, Intellectual Property Systems, IBM

-- David Hoiriis, Associate General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel, Honeywell

-- Dr. Reinhard Reck, Managing Director, IS Information Service GmbH

About DataCert, Inc.

DataCert is the premier global provider of legal operations management solutions, including legal spend, intellectual property, and matter management software and services. Corporate legal departments trust DataCert solutions to manage, analyze, and optimize their legal operations. DataCert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries and its customers include 71 Fortune® 500 corporations, 53 Global Fortune® 500 corporations, and 100% of the AmLaw 200. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates

About Honeywell

Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

About IBM

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About IS Information Service GmbH

IS Information Service GmbH, a Thomson Reuters company, provides highly specialised IP software tools and services. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Freiburg, Germany, the company supports European corporations and law firms in the installation and adoption of portfolio management systems. For more information, please visit

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