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Lex Machina Releases its 2020 Patent Litigation Report

This year’s Patent Litigation Report celebrates ten years of legal analytics. With big changes over the last decade in the practice and business of patent law, the analytics tell some exciting stories. This report features federal district court data focusing on 2010 to 2019 overall, as well as a look at 2019. It also covers PTAB data from its inception in 2012 and a discussion of 2019. Highlights in District Court include: Patent case filings declined slightly in 2019 after peaks in 2013 and 2015. While High-Volume Plaintiffs filed over half the patent cases in 2013 and 2015, they filed over 32% of patent cases in 2019. Cases are meeting milestones faster than at the beginning of the decade. The median time to trial and termination decreased by about 100 days between 2010 and 2019. The most active district for patent filings in 2019 was the District of Delaware with nearly 28% of cases. This is in stark contrast to more evenly distributed filings in 2010 and concentrated filings in the Eastern District of Texas in 2015. Various entities related to Uniloc USA, Inc. filed the most cases in the decade and continue to file the most patent cases in [...]

By |2020-02-27T18:11:08+00:00February 27th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Harris County Courts

The Lex Machina team is excited to announce Legal Analytics for Harris County. As part of the Houston metropolitan area, Harris County courts are important venues for Texas state court litigation. Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Harris County includes two modules: Harris County Court and Harris County District Court. Lex Machina provides valuable data-driven insights about judges, law firms, individual attorneys, and parties in state courts. Thus, practitioners can search for meaningful information from one court, both Harris County Courts together, or across all state offerings. Legal Analytics for state courts is a notable expansion of our platform due to the technological challenges involved in utilizing state court information. There is no unified records system for state courts analogous to PACER in federal courts, so our team worked closely with the court systems to understand their docketing practices and create analytics that reflect the unique aspects of individual courts. Lex Machina allows users to filter cases by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases: Harris County District Court Case Types – Contract, Employment, Real Property, Tax, Injury or Damage, Other Civil, Related to Criminal Matters, Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Harris County Court Case Types – Contract, Real [...]

By |2020-02-10T21:29:44+00:00February 10th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Los Angeles County Superior Court

The Lex Machina team is excited to announce Legal Analytics for Los Angeles County Superior Court. Including over 615,000 cases filed January 2016 or later, this is the largest state court by volume. Now, the analytics that Lex Machina is known for are available for this important state court. Legal Analytics for state courts is a notable expansion of our platform due to the technological challenges involved in utilizing state court information. There is no unified records system for state courts analogous to PACER in federal courts, so our team worked closely with the court systems to understand their docketing practices and create analytics that reflect the unique aspects of individual courts. Lex Machina allows users to filter Los Angeles County Superior Court cases by the following information in order to find the most relevant cases: Case Types – Contracts, Employment, Real Property, Torts (Vehicle), Torts (Non-Vehicle), Other Civil Case Tags – Collections, General Jurisdiction, Limited Jurisdiction, CRC 3.4 Complex Trial Damages – General Damages (Judgment on the Merits), General Damages (Jury Verdict), Attorneys’ Fees / Costs Trial Rulings – Bench Trial, Jury Verdict, Default Judgment, Consent Judgment, Other Judgment Trial Resolutions – Claimant Win, Claim Defendant Win, Likely Settlement, [...]

By |2020-02-07T21:28:06+00:00February 7th, 2020|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Consumer Protection Litigation

The Lex Machina Team is excited to announce the launch of our Consumer Protection Litigation module. This practice area encompasses nearly 145,000 cases, including more than 26,000 class action lawsuits, pending in federal district court since 2009. Consumer Protection cases include claims under one or more of the following federal consumer protection statutes: the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or a federal consumer protection enforcement statute, such as the FTC Act or Consumer Financial Protection Act. […]

By |2019-08-27T00:32:30+00:00August 26th, 2019|Announcements, Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Tax Litigation

The Lex Machina team is excited about the launch of our Tax Litigation module including over 12,200 tax cases pending in federal district court since 2009. This module covers cases involving a dispute over tax liability, tax preparation, or a tax lien or levy on property. Use legal analytics to find out whether a judge has experience hearing tax cases in federal district court or how IRS counsel’s cases have resolved in the past. Lex Machina’s data includes information on case filings, timing, case resolutions, findings, damages, law firms, and parties. Highlights in this area include case-type specific tags: IRS Summons - Tax cases involving a motion to enforce or motion to quash a summons issued by the IRS in a tax-related matter. Partnership Items - Tax cases in which a partnership taxpayer seeks to have its partnership items readjusted by the IRS, thereby reallocating tax responsibility between the partnership and the individual partners. Tax Preparer Penalty - Tax cases in which the IRS seeks to penalize a tax preparer for fraudulently or negligently prepared tax returns. These cases typically result in a permanent injunction against the tax preparer. Tax litigation data helps lawyers on both sides make better strategic [...]

By |2019-07-23T05:23:06+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Product|

Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Environmental Litigation

The Lex Machina team is excited about the launch of our Environmental Litigation module. This module covers cases involving a dispute over regulation of the environment under any federal statute. These are cases about ways that humans interact with nature, such as statutes concerning pollution, the use of natural resources, and protection of forests, rivers, coastal wetlands, plants and animals. The module provides detailed data and analytics on over 14,700 environmental cases pending in federal district court since 2009, including thousands of multi-district litigation cases involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In total, more than $22 billion in damages have been awarded in environmental litigation cases over the last decade. Environmental litigation data includes: Case Tags – Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act), NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Findings – Clean Air Act Violation, Clean Water Act Violation, Endangered Species Act Violation, CERCLA Liability, CERCLA Third Party/Landowner Defense, NEPA Violation, RCRA Violation, SDWA Violation, Preemption of State Law, Statute of Limitations Defense, Standing, Diligent Prosecution Defense, Noncompliant Notice Defense, and Other Environmental Violation Remedies – Compliance/Remediation Plan, Administrative Remand, and Security Bond/Performance [...]

By |2019-06-05T17:18:05+00:00June 5th, 2019|Announcements, Product|