Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Product Liability Litigation

Lex Machina is pleased to announce the launch of our module for Product Liability litigation.  This launch more than doubles the number of cases in the Lex Machina system, and brings legal analytics to one of the largest practice areas in the U.S. District Courts.

Practitioners can analyze the nearly 500,000 cases pending since 2009 to see how judges, parties, or law firms have behaved in litigation.  This data can not only help in-house lawyers identify winning outside counsel or help a law firm pitch it’s experience, […]

By |2018-01-17T18:36:52+00:00November 13th, 2017|Announcements|

Lex Machina Q3 2017 Litigation Update

For a more in-depth consideration of patent litigation trends around the Supreme Court’s landmark T.C. Heartland ruling, see this companion post. 995 patent cases were filed in the third quarter of 2017, a 12.3% decrease from the number of cases filed in last quarter.  A drop from the second to third quarter has occurred in each of the past 4 years.  Relative to the number of cases filed in 2016 through the third quarter, filings in 2017 are down 8.4%.

By |2018-01-17T18:51:29+00:00October 18th, 2017|Announcements, Legal Trends|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Bankruptcy Appeals in District Court

Lex Machina is pleased to announce the launch of our offering for Bankruptcy Appeals in District Court.  With this launch, practitioners can, for the first time ever, get hard quantitative data on how parties, law firms, and judges perform on bankruptcy appeals.  

Practitioners, especially bankruptcy court specialists, facing an unfamiliar district judge in an appeal can research the prior experience of the judge, seeing what issues they have encountered in past cases, and whether they’ve upheld the Bankruptcy court on those issues.  Companies can find counsel […]

By |2017-10-08T01:58:04+00:00September 26th, 2017|Announcements|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Employment Litigation

As the next step in bringing Legal Analytics to more areas of the law, Lex Machina has expanded our coverage of employment cases pending January 1, 2009 through the present.  Our employment module offers the same ease-of-use and intuitiveness as our other practice areas, but introduces new tags, findings, remedies and damages specific to employment law.

Discrimination, Retaliation, Harassment

Lex Machina tags employment cases by the nature of the claims asserted, resulting in three (overlapping) categories: discrimination, retaliation, and harassment/ hostile work environment.

By |2017-10-10T01:45:33+00:00July 12th, 2017|Analytics Articles, Announcements|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Commercial Litigation

Lex Machina is excited to add over 60,000 cases to our Legal Analytics platform with a new module for commercial litigation.  Commercial litigation is the business mainstay of many firms, a concern for nearly any corporation, and a big step for Lex Machina towards making Legal Analytics available across the law.

This blog post takes a preliminary look at these cases, and begins by examining the broad overlap of commercial litigation with other practice areas.  Next, we look at how commercial litigation is spread across the districts […]

By |2017-10-18T03:36:41+00:00June 20th, 2017|Analytics Articles, Announcements|

Lex Machina’s Random Acts of Kindness Challenge


pdf-iconIn October, Lex Machina wrapped up its annual two-day company retreat. As a running tradition, Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist & General Counsel, challenged the company with a community kindness outreach project, to make a difference with $100.

The members of the Lex Machina team were divided into groups of four with a mission to spend $100 and to contribute 4 hours of time delivering random acts of kindness in our local community. Some […]

By |2017-10-09T20:24:44+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Announcements|

Lex Machina Releases New Law Firms Comparator and Courts & Judges Comparator Apps

pdf-iconLex Machina’s new Comparator Apps, launched earlier today, make it easier than ever before to analyze up to four different courts, judges, or law firms side-by-side, on a single page, and all within seconds.








The Law Firms Comparator simplifies the business decision of which law firm to hire, helping in-house counsel compare key factors like win-rate, previous experience, case timing, and damages history across the different law firms. Lawyers at […]

By |2017-10-09T20:27:22+00:00September 20th, 2016|Announcements|

Legal Analytics Tour Highlights from the Bay Area and Chicago

Summer Roadshow Collage

pdf-iconOwen Byrd, Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist and General Counsel, and the Lex Machina team had a great time speaking with our customers as well as new and old friends at the Bay Area and Chicago Legal Analytics Luncheons this month.

During the luncheons, Owen presented trends and insights on patent, copyright, trademark and securities litigation data from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform.  He brought to the groups’ attention […]

By |2017-10-09T20:27:51+00:00August 16th, 2016|Announcements|

Lex Machina Launches Securities Litigation Analytics

pdf-iconLex Machina is proud to announce that our Legal Analytics platform is now extended to  securities litigation.  For the first time, practitioners in this area now have the ability to analyze legal data, helping them to win clients and cases.  From showcasing experience with judges and districts in client pitches (or sizing up a law firm’s experience), to outcome data helpful for estimating risk, a data-driven approach provides a new universe of facts helpful to your […]

By |2017-10-09T20:28:23+00:00July 20th, 2016|Announcements|

Announcing the Patent Litigation Year in Review 2015

pdf-iconLex Machina is proud to announce our third annual Patent Litigation Year in Review.  

This blog post looks closely at some of the key case filing and jurisdictional figures included in the report.  For a complete copy of the report, please click here.



Fig 1 - A2.2 2005-2014 Year.eps


Fig. 1:  New cases filed, 2007-2015, by year

In 2015, 5,819 patent cases were filed – a 15% rise from […]

By |2017-10-09T20:29:43+00:00March 16th, 2016|Announcements, Reports|