June 22, 2010 09:00 ET
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP Deploys Relativity Firmwide for e-Discovery Review
Relativity by kCura Selected by Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm to Help Lower Costs, Streamline Processes and Improve Client Results
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - kCura, developers of the e-discovery review platform Relativity, announced today that Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, a leading intellectual property firm, has deployed Relativity across the firm to manage all of its e-discovery document review. The firmwide deployment was initiated after Townsend underwent a two-month onsite evaluation period with great results. Townsend chose Relativity for its ease-of-use, scalability and the flexibility to support customized workflows.
"As an intellectual property firm, we work on a variety of investigations and litigation matters that require a flexible platform for document review that can be adapted to the unique requirements of each matter," said Anthony David, Litigation Support Manager at Townsend. "With Relativity, we have the tools to do just that. The flexibility of the product streamlines our e-discovery processes and enables our case teams to be more efficient. The cost savings created by these efficiencies are already paying dividends for our clients."
Townsend chose Relativity for the following reasons:
- Ease of Use: Relativity is an intuitive platform that allows attorneys to be up and running quickly with a minimal investment in training. The user interface, native review features and advanced search capabilities make it easy to move from document to document and make decisions during review.
- Stability and Scalability: Relativity is highly stable and scalable, allowing users to simply add additional hardware as needed to expand capacity quickly and efficiently. The firm has transferred its largest cases to the Relativity platform.
- Cost Savings: With Relativity's native file viewing, production capabilities, and accelerated workflows, the firm has been able to reduce costs for its clients. The streamlined process allows the firm to deliver projects faster, with confidence.
"Townsend is consistently recognized as one of the top intellectual property firms in the country," said Andrew Sieja, CEO and President of kCura. "They are progressive in their approach of applying technology to services to provide a better experience for their clients. We are excited that Relativity is a part of that experience."
"One of the largest costs in patent litigation is e-discovery," said Cedric Tan, a litigation partner in Townsend's Washington, D.C. office. "Investment in really good technology to manage and analyze the volume of data involved in discovery is money spent wisely and can save a firm a lot of time and money, Relativity does that. And it's savings we can pass onto our clients."
Relativity has the scalability to handle the industry's largest and most complex reviews. It is a flexible and easy-to-use platform that provides powerful searching and data analysis capabilities, including concept search and clustering; a customizable interface; automated workflows; and the ability for business users to create custom applications to solve data management challenges associated with review. Relativity is used by 94 of the Am Law 100 and over 70 partners worldwide.
kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. Relativity is a web-based application servicing the analysis, review and production stages of the EDRM. kCura helps corporations and law firms with e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity on-premises, as well as providing hosted on-demand solutions through a global network of partners in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. For more information, and to see a demo of Relativity Six, contact kCura Corporation at email@example.com or visit www.kcura.com.
About Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Townsend teams with businesses, inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists and investors to protect their innovative products and ideas. The firm offers a full range of intellectual property services, including patent, copyright and trademark litigation, prosecution and licensing, with additional expertise in antitrust and commercial litigation. With headquarters in San Francisco and additional offices in Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo, Townsend has more than 200 lawyers and legal professionals, many with advanced technical degrees and extensive scientific and business experience. For more information, visit www.townsend.com.