On Monday, July 7, 2014, Etopia News sent the follow e-mail to the press department at LegalZoom:
“On March 6, 2014, at 1:15:43 into the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBtAMcrbFXg, your CEO John Suh said at a forum at Harvard Law School that he might like IBM Watson to help your clients with trademark searches.
“I’m writing you as a reporter with Etopia News to find out if you have followed up on this comment of his and if LegalZoom is negotiating with IBM to arrange for the joint development of a legal AI powered by IBM Watson.
“You can find additional coverage of IBM Watson, including a link to the above-mentioned video, at:
“Thanks in advance for your comments.”
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Etopia News received this reply from Johanna Namir in the LegalZoom press office:
“Thank you for your inquiry. At this point we have followed up and are exploring ways to collaborate.”