Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox  PLLC (SKGF), an intellectual property law firm in Washington DC, is to deploy Elite 3E for a comprehensive, firm-wide workflow plus next-generation financial and practice management solution. Phase I of the firm’s ‘Total Thomson Reuters Solution’ also includes Engage, the company’s engagement planning and management (EPM) solution, and Thomson IP Manager, an enterprise-level intellectual asset management solution.

“In a highly competitive economy, a tightly integrated, enterprise-level technology platform will give our firma significant competitive edge through industry-leading tools and extreme efficiencies,” said Robert Burger, CEO of SKGF. “After evaluating our options, it became clear that partnering with and implementing legal solutions from Thomson Reuters is the right approach for us to achieve our master workflow vision. We look forward to leveraging all of Thomson Reuter’s cutting-edge technology and software solutions to give our clients every possible advantage.”

SKGF will be rolling out a wide range of 3E modules in Phase I, including Client/Matter Intake Management, Conflicts/Risk Management, Docketing/Task Management, Engagement/Budgeting Management and Billing/Financial Management. Phase II will consist of additional Thomson Reuters solutions, such as Hubbard One’s OneView, Westlaw, and Thomson Innovation, the leading IP intelligence and collaboration platform.

Washington DC-based Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox is an intellectual property specialty law firm, dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm is known for its strategic work in fields such as biotechnology, software, pharmaceuticals, clean technology, biosimilars, e-commerce, genomics, nanotechnology and business methods.

COMMENT: Has the North American legal IT market gone Elite crazy – the last few days have seen a constant flow of new business wins. It’s also interesting to see the emergence of the Total Thomson Reuters Solution concept including the Engage, Westlaw and Hubbard One products being viewed as part of an integrated solution.