BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2016) - Fish & Richardson announced today that the firm has received the 2016 Innovative Project of the Year award from the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). Fish received the award in the Internal/Firm-Facing category for having planned and implemented Fish.LKM (litigation knowledge management), which is a proprietary, first-of-its-kind, hybrid document and case management system.
Fish.LKM combines the intelligent capture, organization, and views of the case file with legal strategy and evidence analysis. By design, Fish.LKM exposes case-related data to the firm's administrative departments to aid with reporting and strategic initiatives in accounting, marketing, pricing, conflicts, and other areas. It is built on top of SharePoint and seamlessly automates the litigation life cycle. Lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries use Fish.LKM to improve efficiencies and reduce client costs, while producing the highest quality work product.
"Fish is at the forefront of creating pioneering technical tools and processes that streamline our operations to put key information and tasks at our fingertips so that all of our teams can perform with exceptional efficiency," said Kurt Glitzenstein, Litigation Practice Group Leader at Fish. "Fish.LKM is the most recent example of how our information technology and litigation departments work together to develop creative new ways for our litigators to deliver superior work and client service."
The ILTA Distinguished Peer Awards program recognizes firms who have delivered great business value and transformational impact through their innovations and implementations or have been champions in specific areas of focus for their organizations. ILTA promotes the strategic advantages of technology in the legal profession. The organization's international membership comprises over 1,400 entities and includes firms and law departments of all sizes and all areas of practice, each sharing a common need to have access to the latest information about products and support services that impact the legal profession worldwide. For more information, visit www.iltanet.org.
Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 13 consecutive years and is one of the busiest post-grant firms, representing more petitioners at the PTAB than any other firm. Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy -- often by making new law -- for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878. For more information, visit www.fr.com.