When we talk about AI, we tend to think about the future. In reality, the age of robots is now. Not convinced?
- At 12 pm your Roomba emerges from its charging dock and begins vacuuming the rooms in your house that you programmed it to clean.
- While driving to your next appointment, you launch your smart phone’s intelligence app and instruct it to give you directions to the nearest gas station.
- At 5 pm, on your way home from work, your Nest thermostat automatically turns up the AC so that the house is cool upon your arrival.
More and more we are relying on to robots to help us maximize our time and solve the pain points that plague our lives. The examples above show how robots can make your personal life more efficient— but what about your legal practice? There is always that long to-do list of tasks that require your constant attention and triage. What if you could free yourself from the tasks that are tedious and time-consuming so you can focus on business development and delivery?
Delegation is the name of the game. Thanks to technology, there are a growing number of tasks that you can delegate without hiring more help. Technical solutions for law practice management are getting better and better at helping to take some of the workload off of your back. Let robots help with the rest.
While most law practices won’t be able to foot the bill for “Ross”, the AI robot that serves as a legal researcher, there are plenty of great automation tools that are affordable.
For trademark attorneys, there’s Name Warden, a trademark docketing and defense service that automatically tracks, files, and monitors your USPTO applications and registrations. Name Warden uses your email address or your firm’s email domain to do your docketing based on daily updates from the USPTO’s data, which means you never have to enter another TM filing deadline again. As you file new applications, successfully register marks, and as the USPTO acts on your pending applications, this purpose-built robot will keep your trademark docket current. Name Warden now integrates with Clio. Each new trademark filing deadline becomes a task within Clio, and at your option will also appear on your Clio calendar.
Robots offer many opportunities for lawyers to free up time on their schedules. If you’re in the Trademark business, we recommend starting with Clio + Name Warden. With the practice management power of Clio and the trademark docketing ease of Name Warden, it’s time your practice started benefiting from the age of robots.