28 Sep Foley & Lardner recognized for innovative IT
Madison, Wis. – Foley & Lardner LLP has been named to the 2009 InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. Foley is the only law firm in the United States to have received this recognition for the fourth consecutive year. Foley was recognized for its internal development of a program designed to automate the business intelligence process that supports attorneys in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice.
Earlier this year, Foley’s IT department created a data-mining application known as IP LIT Case Match. The IP LIT Case Match daily reports compare and rank matches among new Intellectual Property litigation cases filed in Federal courts against the firm’s client base. The service enables reviewers to select and forward high priority matches to appropriate attorneys for action via an automated e-mail, including links to the complaint and exhibits. As a result, attorneys provide clients with a preliminary assessment of possible defenses and strategy that aids in early and cost-effective resolution.
“For over 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. “Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year’s winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, now in its 21st year, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
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