Patent cases are well-suited for detailed empirical investigations because of the availability of specialized databases, such as the Stanford IP Litigation Clearinghouse (IPLC) … See http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/centers/iplc. The IPLC is presently operated by a private company, Lex Machina, Inc. (https://lexmachina.com) in Palo Alto, California. The dataset for the empirical study reported in this Article was compiled primarily through the IPLC. See infra Part III.
Jeremy W. Bock, An Empirical Study of Certain Settlement- Related Motions for Vacatur in Patent Cases,Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming, (2012)