• Thompson Hine has commissioned this report, “Closing the Innovation Gap.” It’s a methodologically sound survey of almost 200 in-house folks regarding their desire for innovation in legal services and what they’re getting from outside counsel. Spoiler alert: they’re not thrilled. The report is nicely illustrated with infographics and includes a bare minimum of self-promotion.

 

  • “Axiom launches Brexit AI product to help companies update 7.5m contracts.” Details here

 

  • From Reed Smith: “European Commission outlines blockchain development plans, calls for a feasibility study and unveils FinTech Action Plan.” Among the observations in the post: “The initiative forms part of the drive towards the digital single market, a Commission strategy to boost e-commerce, modernize regulations and promote the digital economy.”

 

  • Here’s more on French President Macron’s push to make France a world leader in AI. Of course, in Europe, anything involving data will require finesse. Additional analysis here.