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It has been a while since I have written about the copyright lawsuit by legal research giant Thomson Reuters against the no-shuttered legal research startup Ross Intelligence, in which TR alleges that Ross stole copyright content from Westlaw to build its own completing legal research product.
But today, the judge overseeing the case, 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
Continue Reading Breaking: Judge Rules Ross Intelligence Copied Westlaw’s Headnotes, But Leaves for Jury to Decide if It Violated Thomson Reuters’ Copyright

Recently in Orlando, Fla., at ILTACON, the annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association, I recorded a series of brief live interviews with some of the legal tech companies that were in attendance. Last week on my LawNext podcast, we featured the first set of those interviews – with 12 of the legal tech startups that were participating in
Continue Reading LawNext Podcast: The Voices of ILTACON 2023, Part 2: Chats with 11 Legal Tech Companies

It has been the legal story of the summer. In June, Thomson Reuters announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire the legal research and AI company Casetext for a jaw-dropping $650 million.
The deal, it said at the time, was subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions and was expected to close in the second half of
Continue Reading Thomson Reuters Completes Its $650M Acquisition of Casetext

The Geek in Review podcast welcomed Kriti Sharma, Chief Product Officer of Legal Tech at Thomson Reuters, to discuss AI and ethics in the legal industry. Kriti talks to us about the importance of diversity at Thomson Reuters and how it impacts product development. She explained TR’s approach to developing AI focused on augmenting human skills rather than full
Continue Reading Thomson Reuters’ Kriti Sharma on Responsible AI: The Path to Trusted Tech in Law

In October 2020, legal industry veterans Joe Borstein and Paul Stroka set out to change the legal tech sales paradigm by founding LexFusion as a go-to-market representative of a curated collection of companies across major categories of legal technology. As the company nears its third anniversary, Borstein joins me on the LawNext podcast to reflect on its successes and failures
Continue Reading On LawNext: LexFusion CEO Joe Borstein On His Company’s Third Anniversary and His Client Casetext’s Acquisition By Thomson Reuters

The recent acquisition of Casetext by Thomson Reuters has raised many questions about the future of generative AI in legal research. Here, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters weigh in on issues including build vs. buy, which LLMs to use, securing AI talent and more.
Continue Reading LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters Weigh In on the Future of AI in Legal Research

We have a packed program for today’s Legaltech Week, live at 3 p.m. ET, with a guest speaker and then our deep dive into the Casetext acquisition news.
To kick off the show, we’ll be joined by Paul Garibian, CEO of Nota, to talk about his company’s first-of-its-kind relationship with The Florida Bar, announced Monday, to
Continue Reading On Today’s Live Legaltech Week: Nota’s CEO Is Our Guest and We’ll Weigh In On the Casetext Acquisition

Thomson Reuters’  deal to purchase  Casetext has driven the legal tech hype cycle to a fever pitch. Don’t get me wrong. I am a big fan of Casetext. I have been an admirer for over a decade. More than once, I have watched them not just beat the market, but redirect the market and invent whole new categories of legal research products.
Continue Reading Thomson Reuters $650M Bet on Casetext CoCounsel. Did They Buy Market Dominance or Just Time?

Yesterday afternoon, I had the chance to sit down for about 20 minutes via Zoom with Jake Heller, the founder and CEO of Casetext, to discuss his company’s acquisition by Thomson Reuters in a $650 million cash deal. 
What follows is a transcript of our conversation, which I have condensed and edited very slightly for style and continuity. 
Continue Reading An Interview with Casetext CEO Jake Heller on His Company’s Acquisition By Thomson Reuters