Thomson (owner of West Publishing) is an important information and software supplier for BigLaw (and SmalLaw). CIOs, librarians, and other firm managers should keep track of Thomson’s bid for Reuters. 

Forbes report of the Thomson bid for Reuters is here. Reuters itself reports that Thomson “would face an arduous investigation by U.S. antitrust authorities if it makes a bid to acquire news and financial data provider Reuters.” The Financial Post of Canada reports that Thomson “is more interested in Reuters’ financial data than its news feed.”

My guess is that long term, this would have positive impact for law firms. It will be interesting to watch this unfold.

Thanks to Simon Chester’s post at slaw for alerting me to this.