“Thomson Reuters today launched Business Law Center on WestlawNext®, the next generation of business law research. In addition, Thomson Reuters announced Experts On-Call, which provides dedicated research support for Business Law Center subscribers. Business Law Center on WestlawNext streamlines the business law research process to help users find the most accurate and relevant information. It incorporates a wide array of content into one easy-to-use source, including up-to-date SEC and global filings and disclosures, EDGAR precedent agreements, Thomson Reuters proprietary deal abstracts covering public and private M&A, corporate finance and capital markets transactions, as well as SEC administrative material and the most comprehensive collection of SEC staff comment letters in the industry.” (via Thomson Reuters)
“Thomson Reuters Elite, a leading global provider of enterprise business management systems to professional services firms, today announced Business Development Premier, a powerful new integrated platform designed to transform customer relationship management (CRM) and business development for law firms. “The legal market continues to evolve in response to the current economic climate, law firm business development priorities and demands on in-house marketing teams. There is no escaping the fact that lawyers are under more pressure to deliver than ever before,” said Eric Sugden, chief technology officer at Thomson Reuters Elite. “In creating Business Development Premier, our intention is to establish the most advanced business development platform possible and target it directly at addressing the issues so keenly felt by law firms.” (via Thomson Reuters)
“Thomson Reuters today announced Company Investigator, a comprehensive resource for information on private and public companies. Users can find information on companies to assist with business development, litigation, due diligence and a host of other applications. Company Investigator accesses more than 30 million company profiles — of which 20 million are hard-to-find private companies — including general corporate information, subsidiary data, legal disputes, secretary of state filings, regulatory filings, and material agreements. Users can search by company name or other terms to locate a search subject.” (via Thomson Reuters)
“Thomson Reuters today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Practical Law Company, the London-based provider of practical legal know-how and workflow tools to law firms and corporate law departments. Practical Law Company has more than 750 employees, with principal operations in London and New York, and will be part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.”
“The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The completion of the acquisition is subject to standard regulatory approvals. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters. The addition of MarkMonitor, with its innovative online brand protection technology, to Thomson Reuters best-in-class intellectual property solutions, will result in a suite of efficient and effective end-to-end brand protection solutions to assist customers in securing revenue and reputation. With over 400 employees in five countries, MarkMonitor is a market leader in online brand protection and currently safeguards more than half of the Fortune 100 brands.”
“Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business will join forces to offer select Wolters Kluwer current awareness content on Thomson Reuters Westlaw online legal research platforms. The exclusive agreement will add Wolters Kluwer’s current awareness products – daily awareness of breaking legal developments which have been analyzed and contextualized by attorney-editors – to the comprehensive legal research databases, news and tools on Westlaw. The two businesses also will collaborate on current awareness product development.”
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“Thomson Reuters today announced the latest version of Thomson Reuters ProViewTM, the leading professional eReader platform. Currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Spain, the new version of Thomson Reuters ProView adds power and functionality for iPad users – as well as public betas of native apps for Android tablet, and Windows and Mac users – to the first eReader platform specifically built from the ground up for professionals, allowing users to interact with legal content on eBooks in entirely new ways.”
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Press Release – “Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of the Book Citation Index, a new resource within the Web of Knowledge platform covering 25,000 books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
The Book Citation Index is designed to enhance the powerful discovery and analysis capabilities of Web of Knowledge by incorporating comprehensive book citation data. Researchers can search for and identify the most relevant and esteemed literature along with the 12,000 peer-reviewed journals and 150,000 conference proceedings already indexed in Web of Knowledge, enabling users to navigate the links in citations across books, journals and proceedings. Books are indexed at the chapter level, resulting in improved searches and deeper insights into the citing behavior between books and the wider world of scholarly research.
Yale Law School and Thomson Reuters Announce Establishment of Thomson Reuters Initiative at the Yale Information Society Project
Yale Law School – “Yale Law School and Thomson Reuters today announced the establishment of the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology at the Yale Information Society Project (ISP), which will foster research and intellectual community in the burgeoning area of information law. The initiative is made possible by a generous grant from Thomson Reuters. Administered by the ISP, the initiative includes the selection of two Thomson Reuters fellows who will work closely with Yale faculty and staff studying cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, technology and media; funding for workshops, a speaker series, and a conference focusing on these issues; and support for the leadership of the ISP”