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Law Firm Fish & Richardson Enables Social Collaboration on Matters

9/24/14 3:31 AM

We are proud to announce that Fish & Richardson, a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm, implemented Beezy to enable social collaboration on legal matters.

“At the SharePoint Conference earlier this year I was looking for tools to improve knowledge-sharing and collaboration between our lawyers. We are constantly redesigning how we work so that we can provide better value, efficiency, and client service.” says Beau Mersereau, Director of Applications, Development and Support at Fish, “Beezy was the most interesting vendor that I saw at the SharePoint conference. After seeing a demo I felt we could use Beezy´s enterprise social capabilities to support our litigation practice.”

“We decided to start a pilot with Beezy to test whether we could use it to build social communities for our case teams. So instead of having communities based on departments, projects, clients or offices, we have communities based on cases”, says Mersereau. Only a few days into the pilot, which was installed and operational within a day, it was clear that Beezy would help the legal staff work more efficiently. Even before the 8 weeks pilot ended Fish decided to purchase Beezy.

“Law firms have unique requirements when it comes to collaboration and knowledge-sharing” continues Mersereau, “Because Beezy communities are based on SharePoint team sites we can leverage all of SharePoint´s great document management capabilities. With Beezy´s advanced filtering and tagging capabilities we can not only store and retrieve knowledge, but also collaborate on cases in a very social and intuitive way.”


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Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 10 consecutive years. Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878. For more information, visit

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