A negotiation app that was released recently through Apple and will be released soon for Android (BlackBerry to follow) could help in-house counsel. This offering came to my attention from Don Philbin, Jr.
He wrote “We’ve been studying negotiation patterns empirically with thousands of cases and have some good models using neural networks and patent-pending algorithms. A Lite version is made available on smartphones so negotiators can run scenarios, see infographics on their progress (and projections) and see tit-for-tat type calculations [a term from game theory for a form of reciprocity].” Philbin hopes his app will help corporate lawyers plan and execute effective negotiations. He also sent a link to a video overview as well as a press release.