Copyright Litigation

Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics for Copyright Litigation provides attorneys and the authors of works, or accused infringers, they represent with the ability to make data-driven decisions about federal copyright case strategy and tactics. Now, you can use quantified insights into the behavior of district court judges, opposing parties, and opposing counsel to gain competitive advantage in copyright litigation.

Lex Machina’s copyright data lets you analyze federal cases with one or more claims of infringement brought under 17 USC §101, including claims of ownership, validity, license, equitable defense or fair use, including declaratory judgment actions.

Use Cases

    • Analyze judgment resolutions for claimants and claim defendants (default, consent, judgment on the pleadings, summary judgment, trial, JMOL), procedural resolutions (dismissal, consolidation, severance, transfer, stay), likely settlements (plaintiff voluntary dismissal, stipulated dismissal)
    • Review findings, such as infringement, fair use, ownership/ validity, license or equitable defense
    • Find statutory damages (including for willful infringement), actual damages and infringer’s profits, public performance license attorneys’ fees, costs, prejudgment interest
    • Review remedies, for seizure/destruction of goods, preliminary injunction, permanent injunction, or temporary restraining order
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