As reported in Law Dept Quart., Vol. 2, May-July 2006 at 41, in early 2005 a group led by Jeff Hodge of Datacert, a leading e-billing vendor, and Brad Blickstein, the founding consultant of the Blickstein Group, began a collective effort to update and improve the various code sets. One particular focus, according to the article, was the code set for international use.
At the time of the article, the collective counted more than 200 members from the US and Europe.
In a recent e-mail to me, Blickstein adds that “We have new patent and trademark code sets in beta. A handful of corporations are already using these. We have an updated project code set, designed to better handle transactional activity, also in beta.” The collective plans to reach out to ACC, IBA (the International Bar Association) and the ABA (American Bar Association) to ask for their imprimatur. More about all this can be found on the group’s website http://utbms.com and even more is available at a website about LEDES.