Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Monday, January 19, 2015

eDiscovery Challenges: Challenges Faced By Intellectual Property Litigators

Lexbe provides eDiscovery software and services for legal professionals at law firms, corporations, and government agencies.  
Intellectual Property litigation presents a number of unique discovery and review challenges for the involved attorneys, law firms, and in-house counsel, corporations and organizations. Legal issues can require analysis not only of patent, copyright and trademark law, but complex contract and joint venture, development and entity issues. Also modern IP cases often are international in scope. The subject matter being disputed in IP cases can be highly variable, with litigation spanning industries like biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to electronics manufacturing and advanced software algorithms.
What most IP cases do have in common is a high level of data complexity, usually involving multiple parties, custodians, experts and document sources and formats. Document counts in IP cases can often be in the tens of millions, and can require extensive resources to comprehensively process and review. Federal courts handling a large amount of IP cases may include compliance with local rules concerning specific eDiscovery or Production requirements that must be met.
In spite of the overall complexity of these cases, standard litigation deadlines must still be met, making review speed and efficiency a critically important factor in patent and other IP cases. In such complex cases, the ‘key’ or ’hot’ documents may be less obvious, or simply buried in massive data collections. Case facts and issues in IP litigation may also be especially complicated and interdependent, necessitating robust case management features and functionality.
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