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3 Takeaways From The Lex Machina 2023 Patent Report
Above the Law, February 21, 2023
Three idiosyncratic takeaways based on the Lex Machina 2023 Patent Report review. First, the report’s information on damages deserves further consideration. Second, we can discuss why some defendants have seen a significant decrease in patent cases filed against them. Third, we will check in on happenings in the PTAB, which remains as relevant as ever.
Report Sheds Light on the Law Firms Getting the Most Patent Work in the US
Global Legal Post, February 16, 2023
A firm that has historically focused on personal injury represented the highest number of plaintiffs in patent cases filed at the US federal and district courts between 2020 and 2022. The firm, Chong Law Firm, represented plaintiffs in 795 cases.
Report Shows Small Declines in Patent Filings in California
Daily Journal, February 16, 2023
The biggest drop — 20% — was in the Western District of Texas where a local rule was changed to stop one judge from bogarting cases. A Texas federal judge’s role as the go-to jurist for patent infringement cases is waning, according to a report released Wednesday that attorneys say underestimates the impact of a rules change.
Lex Machina Releases 2023 Patent Litigation Report
Legal Reader, February 16, 2023
This (patent litigation) report really highlights the power of our data and analytics, because it reveals the possible effects of even very recent court orders, which may have contributed to decreases in patent cases before Judge Albright and the Western District of Texas in 2022.
Despite Decline in Filings, Texas’ Western District Still Top Spot for Patent Suits
Southeast Texas Record, February 15, 2023
Judge Alan Albright and the Western District of Texas continued to hear the most patent cases in 2022, but the numbers show distinct drops in their cases from the previous year.
Legal Tech’s Milestones for the Business of Law and Remote Work in 2022
Law.com, December 22, 2022
2022 demonstrated the imperative need for legal professionals to work smarter, not harder, as law firms struggled with increased workloads, staffing shortages, and limited resources. Those who invested in legal technologies not only attracted new talent, who now expect innovative workplaces, but also gained a competitive edge with modern solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency.
Ford Settled Dozens of Truck-Rollover Lawsuits Before $1.7 Billion Verdict
Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2022
Typically, these types of rollover cases conclude in settlements because they are expensive to litigate for both sides, often requiring more experts than other product-liability suits, said Ron Porter, a data expert for Lex Machina, an analytics firm for legal professionals.
How Data Analytics Could Bring Home Appellate Victories
Above the Law, October 18, 2022
With the new capabilities of Lex Machina’s Appellate Analytics, users may access a vast amount of information, including comparisons of the reversal rates of judges in a particular circuit or even data related to cases that originated somewhere other than a traditional district court before moving to the appellate courts.
Lex Machina Adds Court Analytics for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases
LegalTech Monitor, October 6, 2022
With Lex Machina’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Module, lawyers can discover how much experience a particular bankruptcy court judge has presiding over Chapter 11 bankruptcies with over $5 million in assets, or how long it takes to reach plan confirmation in a specific district.
Largest Number of Employment Law Verdicts
San Antonio Employment Law Blog, October 5, 2022
Lex Machina points out that 21,193 employment matters were filed in 2021, the lowest number for any year in the past ten years. That low number likely reflects the effects pf the COVID19 pandemic.
Change Could Be Coming to Patent Suit Volume in Texas
JD Supra, September 29, 2022
According to Lex Machina, about a third of all patent cases filed in the United States last year were filed in just two federal courts, both of which are in Texas.
Lex Machina Has Achieved Another Great Win For Legal Analytics With The Introduction Of Appellate Analytics
Above the Law, September 21, 2022
Practitioners have requested appellate analytics data, and Lex Machina delivered by layering 400,000 circuit court cases on top of the 3.2 million district cases already available in their database.
A Manifesto for a 21st Century Law Firm Client Relationship
Legal Futures, September 16, 2022
Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions such as Lex Machina can help litigators to predict matter outcome by looking at previous judgments and spotting trends dependent on the success or failure of certain claims. Such tools will inform decision making and litigation strategies in the future.
Rothy’s Prevails in Court as Birdies Agrees to Cease Selling Disputed Shoe Design
AI Up Now, September 15, 2022
Between 2018 and 2020, retailers — Amazon, Ross Stores and Zulily, in that order — were the top defendants in copyright infringement lawsuits, according to Lex Machina’s 2021 Copyright & Trademark Litigation Report.
State Farm and Allstate Hit by Insurance Litigation
Mega Icon Magazine, September 7, 2022
In 2021, 26% of all insurance litigation in federal district courts, or over 3,800 lawsuits, were hurricane-related.
Perkins Coie Adds Former Federal Judge To Litigation Bench
Law360, September 6, 2022
During his time on the bench, Judge Kallon reviewed trade secret fights, water pollution suits, fraud cases and many employment lawsuits. According to Lex Machina, he reviewed more than 700 employment lawsuits.
WDTX Patent Cases Fall After New Rules, But Don’t Disappear
Law360, September 2, 2022
In the 30 days following the July 25 order setting a policy of randomly assigning patent cases filed in Waco to one of 12 judges, 45 patent cases were filed in the Western District of Texas, according to data from Lex Machina. In the six months leading up to the order, an average of 80 patent cases were filed in the district every 30 days.
COVID-19 Tort Cases Have Peaked, Report Says
Law360, August 24, 2022
The number of COVID-related tort suits filed in federal court peaked in the first quarter of 2021 about a year into the pandemic and has been ebbing steadily in each quarter since, according to a new report by Lex Machina.
United States: An Exercise In Restraint: Seeking And Combatting Injunctive Relief
Mondaq, August 24, 2022
The pursuit of injunctive relief, whether at the outset of a case or after judgment has entered, will result in a fact-intensive battle between patent owner and accused infringer
The Value that Legal Analytics Can have in an Organization’s Data Stack
Inside Bid Data, August 22, 2022
In a world that already relies heavily on data and predictive analytics models to assess new approaches in their respective fields, legal analytics is a welcome addition to the existing tool sets of business professionals and their counsel.
Firm Behind 1st State Appellate COVID Win Files More Ill. Suits
Law360, August 18, 2022
Gauthier Murphy filed the third-most insurance cases of any firm from 2019 to 2021 at 436, according to data from Lex Machina.”
Veteran Trial Lawyer Majed Nachawati Honored Among Nation’s Best
Street Insider, August 18, 2022
One of the largest and most diverse products liability law firms in the nation, the Nachawati Law Group ranks No. 1 nationally in federal court products liability filings over the past three years, according to Lex Machina.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Raises Alarm on Allstate’s “Substantial” Rate Increases
Insurance Business America, August 18, 2022
A report published last month by Lex Machina found that Allstate Insurance was the third most active defendant in insurance claim litigation cases from 2017 to 2021, with a total of 1,236 cases to its name. The insurer is beaten only by State Farm Fire & Casualty, with 2,332 cases, and State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance, with just under 2,500 lawsuits during the five-year period.
Exclusive Interview with Aria Nejad, In-House Counsel, Lex Machina
Analytics Insight, August 10, 2022
Legal analytics is a branch of data science that is proving to be of immense help to attorneys in their legal work. Lex Machina, is a legal analytics firm that leverages analytics and data combined with attorney inputs to come up with rare legal insights. Analytics Insight has engaged in an exclusive interview with Aria Nejad, In-House Counsel, of Lex Machina.
GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week
Law360, August 5, 2022
Last year saw the fewest number of federal employment cases filed in a decade, continuing a downward trend that has likely been fueled by pandemic workforce upheaval and the proliferation of mandatory arbitration agreements, according to a report by legal analytics provider Lex Machina and experts who reviewed the data.
Lex Machina Releases 2022 Employment Litigation Report
Legal Reader, August 4, 2022
One of the biggest trends is how repercussions from the pandemic continue to impact employment litigation,” said Greg Brumfield, Lex Machina’s employment legal data expert and author of the report. “The data and analytics show the effect, not only in case filing numbers in different subsets of employment litigation, but also in which venues were most active.
Federal Employment Cases Decline Due To COVID, Arbitration
Law 360, August 4, 2022
In 2021, just 21,193 employment law cases were filed in federal district courts, an 18.5% drop from 2012, according to the Lex Machina report.
Lega-Tech Artificial Intelligence Market 2022 Latest Trends, Growing Technical Developments
Voice of the South, August 3, 2022
Lex Machina was included as a top market leader in the Global Lega-Tech Artificial Intelligence study. The study includes a detailed regional analysis of market leaders, followers, and new entrants. It investigated how microeconomic and macroeconomic factors affect market expansion and important company bottom lines.
Chief Judge of the Western District of Texas Ends Automatic Assignment to Judge Albright of Patent Cases Filed in Waco Division: A Look at the Numbers
Southeast Texas Record, July 29, 2022
According to Lex Machina’s data as of July 28th, of the 903 open patent cases in W.D. Texas, 862 are before Judge Albright.
Western District of Texas Issues New Order Regarding Judicial Assignment of Patent Cases
JD Supra, July 28, 2022
According to Lex Machina data, Judge Albright has presided over more than double the amount of patent cases as any other judge since the beginning of 2021—handling 19 percent of all patent cases nationwide.
Western District of Texas Issues New Order Regarding Judicial Assignment of Patent Cases
JD Supra, July 28, 2022
Chief Judge Garcia’s order potentially represents a sea change for patent litigation practice. According to Lex Machina data, Judge Albright has presided over more than double the amount of patent cases as any other judge since the beginning of 2021—handling 19 percent of all patent cases nationwide.
Around the P&C Insurance Industry: July 27, 2022
Property Casualty 360, July 27, 2022
According to the Insurance Litigation Report 2022 by Lex Machina Inc., insurance lawsuit frequency increased approximately 47 percent over the last five years. Litigation challenges insurers and claims organizations in an environment where it is already difficult to organically achieve profitability.
Lex Machina Launches State Motion Metrics – Webcast Demo on July 28th
Dewey B Strategic, July 26, 2022
Since its launch, Lex Machina has used both AI and human intelligence to clean, organize, and enhance their analytics. The state motion metrics process includes collecting important documents for all of its state courts. Lex Machina and its users have access to the ruling itself. The Lex Machina team uses a cutting-edge deep learning model to create the new State Motion Metrics, and Lex Machina’s attorneys apply and test the model for accuracy and completeness.
Lex Machina Launches State Motion Metrics -Webcast Demo on July 28th
LexBlog, July 26, 2022
Lex Machina released a new legal analytics tool “State Motion Metrics”. State Motion Metrics provides insights which can be used to develop a motion strategy or identify the best arguments in state motion practice. State Motion Metrics is available for four Delaware state courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery. Motion metrics are also available for the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Lex Machina plans to roll out State Motion Metrics in more courts later this year.
Texas: The Lawsuit State
World IP Review Digital Magazine, July 5, 2022
The Western District of Texas remained the top venue for US patent litigation last year, according to the latest “Lex Machina Patent Litigation Report” published in May.
Patent Suits Drop 33% from 2013; 2021 Damages Awards are More Than $1 Billion Less Than 2012
IP Closeup, June 1, 2022
Despite the high economic relevance of innovation and explosive invention growth reflected in the number of patents issued annually in the U.S., patent lawsuits and cumulative damages awards have declined and are significantly below their highs. According to a recently released study conducted by Lex Machina, the 2022 “Patent Litigation Report,” about 4,000 U.S. patents are litigated annually.
3 Takeaways From The Lex Machina 2022 Patent Report
Above the Law, May 24, 2022
The thoughtful use of litigation analytics can be a very effective way of making sure that we are in the best possible position as IP litigators to advise our colleagues and clients.
Google, Samsung Get East Texas Patent Cases Moved to California
Reuters, May 23, 2022
The Eastern District of Texas is now the third most-active federal court for patent cases behind the Western District of Texas and the District of Delaware, according to a Lex Machina report
How Legal Analytics Will Transform the Pharmaceutical Industry
MedCity News, May 19, 2022
In an industry that already relies heavily on data and predictive analytics models to assess new medicines and treatments, legal analytics is a welcome addition to the existing toolsets of pharma professionals and their counsel.
Lex Machina Releases 2021 Patent Litigation Report
Dewey B. Strategic, May 19, 2022
Lex Machina’s reports and software enable practitioners to devise data-driven litigation strategies. The metrics in this report may help readers decide who to pursue as clients, whether to pursue a particular motion, or when to settle.
Lex Machina Releases 2021 Patent Litigation Report
Lexblog, May 19, 2022
It is easy to generalize and oversimplify analytics. Lex Machina provides a public service by providing a “tutorial” supplement to the report. Lex Machina supplements and corrects primary data from PACER in a variety of ways, click the link to learn more.
Lex Machina Adds API for Technology-Assisted Legal Review
Programmable Web, May 4, 2022
Lex Machina’s API provides direct access to all of its underlying data, allowing its users to quickly and effortlessly build new datasets, customized alerts, or even entirely new products based on the litigation parameters they care about the most.
Fox Rothschild Opens in Boston with IP Team from Mintz Levin
Global Legal Post, May 3, 2022
The firm Fox Rothschild was the most active US law firm in representing plaintiffs in copyright cases filed between 2018 and 2020, according to Lex Machina’s 2021 Copyright and Trademark Litigation report, working on a total of 1,993 cases during the two-year period.
Predictive Analytics’ Accuracy Is Set to Take Off—But Its Ascent Isn’t Boundless
Legal Tech News, April 28, 2022
Access to more data, coupled with continuous machine learning training, will inevitably make predictions around litigation strategies, financial decisions and the like far more accurate in the years to come. But for all the new heights it may reach, predictive analytics will likely never be the sole deciding factor for such predictions.
Top Google Lawyer Calls for U.S. Patent Reforms
Reuters, April 28, 2022
Google faced more patent-infringement cases in the United States than any other company in 2020, according to a Lex Machina report.
Lex Machina Launches Appellate Analytics for Federal Courts
Legal Reader, April 26, 2022
Lex Machina is the only platform with the underlying data, technology, and expertise to bring Legal Analytics to appeals. With the new enhancements, users can better understand the effects of an appeal on a district court case and easily see the full picture.
Lex Machina Launches Comprehensive Analytics for Federal Courts of Appeal
LawSites, April 21, 2022
Lex Machina is the only product offering comprehensive analytics for federal courts of appeal. Provides users an end-to-end overview of what happens during litigation, from trial all the way through appeal, and enabling legal professionals to better evaluate the timing and outcomes of appeals in specific types of matters and specific federal circuits.
Lex Machina Launches Appellate Analytics for Federal Courts
Southeast Texas Record, April 21, 2022
Lex Machina’s introduction of Appellate Analytics is a crucial step towards ensuring that law firms and legal departments understand the complete track record for cases, judges, counsel, and parties. Data from the federal courts of appeals places the outcomes of district court cases into a wider context. This provides even more case strategy information and gives Lex Machina users an edge over their competition.
Lex Machina Launches Federal Appellate Analytics
Dewey B Strategic, April 21, 2022
Lex Machina’s introduction of Appellate Analytics is a significant milestone in the evolution of litigation analytics by providing additional perspective on the outcomes of federal district court cases.
Lex Machina Launches Appellate Analytics for Federal Courts
Legal Reader, April 21, 2022
Lex Machina’s introduction of Appellate Analytics is a crucial step towards ensuring that law firms and legal departments understand the complete track record for cases, judges, counsel, and parties. Data from the federal courts of appeals places the outcomes of district court cases into a wider context.
Lex Machina Adds Federal Appeals Court Data With Launch of Appellate Analytics
Law.com, April 21, 2022
Lex Machina launches Appellate Analytics, which adds federal court of appeals data from all 13 federal circuit courts to its analytics suite. The new data includes almost 400,000 circuit court cases. As is typical for the platform, Lex Machina will offer analytics around specific judges, firms and parties in each appellate case, as well specific rulings and outcomes, among other information.
Legal APIs Driving Value & Demand Through Data Integration
Law.com, April 12, 2022
Attorneys and legal operations managers are looking for better ways to use, visualize and share data to produce better outcomes for their clients and their firms. Legal APIs make this possible—and make legal analytics easier and more impactful.
Tom Cotton Embarrassed At Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearing And, Yes, This Story Is About Legal Tech
Above the Law, April 7, 2022
It sounds simple, but clicking through hundreds of docket entries to determine just how broken PACER is presents an onerous task — one that Lex Machina can perform instantly.
Evolving Litigation Trends Revealed by Lex Machina’s 2022 Law Firms Report
Business Law Today, April 7, 2022
Leveraging the data-driven insights provided by the Report can be powerful for gaining an enhanced understanding of the evolving landscape of federal litigation.
LexisNexis Unveils API Developer Portal to Enhance Business Intelligence and Workflow
Dewey B Strategic, March 10, 2022
For years law librarians and knowledge mangers have been begging legal publishers to free their data from their proprietary interfaces. Lex Machina a pioneer in delivering sophisticated litigation analytics was particularly stubborn in rebuffing customer requests for access to the data outside of their sophisticated environment.
Lex Machina: Most Promising Legal Tech Solution Provider 2022
CIO Review, March 2022
Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform offers a data-driven perspective into the litigation space, enabling legal professionals to address a multitude of requirements as they arise and the success of Lex Machina speaks for itself.
Law Firms Activity Report Shows Continuing Shift to Texas’ Western District for Patent Litigation
Southeast Texas Record, February 24, 2022
The report shows filing trends for patent cases continue to shift away from the Eastern District of Texas to the Western District of Texas and the District of Delaware.
Law Bots: How AI Is Reshaping the Legal Profession
BLT American Bar Association, February 21, 2022
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is disrupting almost every industry and profession, some faster and more profoundly than others. Accurately assessing the likelihood of a successful outcome for a lawsuit can be very valuable.
Burford Capital : Growing Law Firm Adoption of Legal Analytics Boosts Certainty in Pursuing Litigation
Market Screener, February 16, 2022
Law firms of all sizes are embracing legal analytics for a variety of use cases. A staggering 98% of respondents who currently use legal analytics believe that analytics is valuable or somewhat valuable for their legal practice, and a hefty 78% of non-users concur.
What Is The Role of Litigation Analysis In The Insurance Industry?
Digital Insurance, January 7, 2022
In the not too distant past, insurance litigation relied almost exclusively on legal research, the expertise of seasoned lawyers and anecdotal data. Now litigation analytics can give you insights into legal cases and trends that were previously unknowable.
The 3 Biggest Higher Education Controversies of 2021
Fortune, January 4, 2022
When the pandemic hit college campuses in March 2020, many students were forced to go home—and stay there. Hundreds of lawsuits were filed around the country.
2021 Legal Analytics Year in Review
Legal Reader, January 3, 2022
As 2022 begins, Legal Analytics continues to play an essential role in enhancing the practice and business of law. Looking back on 2021, we can see there were several key trends in the most popular ways Legal Analytics were used by legal professionals.
4 Surprising Benefits of Using Legal Analytics Tools
ABA Journal, December 1, 2021
Legal analytics continue to be a necessary and growing part of how modern attorneys approach case strategy and research. Analytics tools enable attorneys to bring data-driven decision-making to their practice and business.
Lex Machina Enterprise Package Future-Proofs Legal Analytics Coverage
Southeast Texas Record, November 9, 2021
The Enterprise Package includes Legal Analytics coverage of all commercially relevant federal district court civil cases, all available state court cases, and going forward, all federal circuit courts of appeals cases.
The Roadmap of Litigation Analytics
Law Journal Newsletters, November 1, 2021
Lawyers are often seen as risk-averse and partial to long-established processes and practices, but in recent years, the legal profession has changed and modernized drastically.
Lex Machina Releases 2021 False Claims Litigation Report
Southeast Texas Record, October 29, 2021
Since 2014, the number of False Claims case filings demonstrated a general but steady downward trend then fell more sharply after 2017.
The Most Active Firms In Public False Claims Cases
Law360, October 27, 2021
Of 2,429 publicly visible false claims cases filed in federal court between 2016 and 2020, Phillips & Cohen represented whistleblowers in 38 of those cases, according to Lex Machina’s False Claims Litigation Report 2021, its first-ever false claims-focused analytics report.
Lex Machina Releases 2021 False Claims Litigation Report
Policy & Medicine, October 24, 2021
Yesterday, Lex Machina released its 2021 False Claims Act Litigation Report. The report outlines false claims act litigation trends and includes insights in federal district court from 2016 through 2020.
Making Sense of the Legal Analytics Revolution (Part 2 of 2)
LexBlog, October 17, 2021
Lawyers will have to become comfortable working with analytics data in situations where decisions were once made based upon intuition and experience, both in courtrooms and in clients’ counsel searches.
Making Sense Of The Legal Analytics Revolution (Part 1 Of 2)
LexBlog, October 16, 2021
All of us who often speak and write about the ongoing revolution in data analytics for litigation have heard it from at least some of our fellow lawyers: “Interesting, but so what?”
Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for False Claims Act Litigation
Southeast Texas Record, October 5, 2021
Lex Machina and LexisNexis recently released the new False Claims Module, which provides Legal Analytics for litigation involving the False Claims Act (the “FCA”), as well as related claims under state law.
Judge Rodney Gilstrap Sets an Unwanted Record: Most Cases With Financial Conflicts
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 29, 2021
The patent-law expert took on 138 cases involving companies in which he or his spouse had a financial interest, a Wall Street Journal investigation found.
Lex Machina Adds Analytics for ADA Cases
LawSitesBlog, September 21, 2021
The legal analytics platform Lex Machina, which is owned by LexisNexis, has added a module for litigation involving claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as claims under related state laws.
Contracts Litigation Is Full Steam Ahead Despite COVID-19
Law360, September 15, 2021
A handful of firms dominated contract litigation over the past few years, as overall case filings continued a slight rebound despite the COVID-19 pandemic after nearly a decade of decline, according to a new report.
Experts & Data: Trade Secrets Cases See Steady Growth
The Texas Lawbook, September 7, 2021
While patent litigation tends to steal the headlines, another area of intellectual property law is also gaining traction. Over the last five years, a steady growth in trade secrets cases has been interrupted only during the pandemic.
How To Use Legal Analytics To Craft The Best Litigation Strategy
Above the Law, September 1, 2021
We all know how it goes when a new case comes in: Your clients want you to predict the outcome and give them a comprehensive case strategy, and they want it now. Today, that task is infinitely easier thanks to Legal Analytics from Lex Machina.
Lex Machina’s Market-leading State Court Analytics Driven By the Collection of State Documents
Southeast Texas Record, August 31, 2021
Lex Machina takes state court analytics to a new level, driven by Lex Machina’s unique combination of natural language processing and human review of state documents, including new state court “fetch” functionality
Legal Analytics Platform Lex Machina Can Now ‘Fetch’ State Court Documents for Customers
LawSites, August 31, 2021
The legal analytics platform Lex Machina has introduced a “fetch” functionality that allows users to request and retrieve specific documents from state court dockets.
What Are Outcome Analytics? The Best Way To Know What Happened In Previous Cases
Above the Law, August 24, 2021
Lex Machina’s Outcome Analytics include findings, remedies, damages, and case resolutions. Learn why these are the best way to know what happened in previous cases and why other tools don’t compare.
Big Tech Giants Apple and Google are Losing Legal Battles Over Patents Amid a Recent Litigation Surge, Risking Hundreds of Millions in Potential Costs
Business Insider, August 16, 2021
Big Tech’s losses this week are part of a recent spike in patent litigation. During the pandemic, patent lawsuits increased for the first time since 2015, according to Lex Machina’s 2021 Patent Litigation Report. Google faced the highest number of patent lawsuits in the country, defending a total of 48 cases.
Takeaways on Lex Machina’s Consumer Protection Litigation Report 2021
Lex Blog, August 13, 2021
A Law360 article recently covered Lex Machina’s Consumer Protection Litigation Report 2021. The article is a must read for data privacy professionals seeking to understand litigation patterns in this developing area of the law.
How Lex Machina Is Building Analytics You Can Trust
Above The Law, August 12, 2021
Seams of strategic gold are buried in raw legal data, and Karl Harris, chief executive officer of the legal analytics company Lex Machina, wants litigators to know his company has the best technology to dig them out.
Consumers Filed Fewer Lawsuits in 2020, New Report Says
Law.com, August 12, 2021
A report released on Thursday by Lex Machina, a unit of LexisNexis, found that consumer protection filings in federal court, including data breach class actions, dropped to 12,922 from 14,432 in 2019, even though the COVID-19 pandemic created some new cases.
TCPA Cases Are Dangerous Unicorns of Death
TCPA World, August 12, 2021
I expect TCPA class actions to continue to increase post-Facebook as American businesses continue to look for new channels of outreach with consumers. The TCPA class action phenomenon refuses to take a breather and the Plaintiff’s bar has simply shifted tactics…
The Law Firms At The Center Of Consumer Protection Suits
Law360, August 11, 2021
A Chicago-based plaintiffs firm focused on debt collection issues has lodged the most federal consumer protection lawsuits since 2018, while a BigLaw giant has emerged as a top defense pick in credit reporting disputes, according to a Thursday report by Lex Machina.
Injured In A Car Accident? Your Legal Adversary Is Artificial Intelligence
Forbes, August 4, 2021
Attorney Jack Cohen knows both sides of the blame and claim game. When he gets a new case, he sits down at his computer and goes straight to Lex Machina—Latin legalese for “Law Machine” and a company that provides litigation data and analytics.
How To Use Legal Analytics To Competitively Price Your Services
Above the Law, August 2, 2021
Lex Machina helps you strike the right balance between risk and profitability to set rates that keep you ahead of the market.
The Emerging Trends In Trade Secret Litigation
Above the Law, July 20, 2021
Lex Machina’s new report explores Defend Trade Secrets Act cases, the effects of the pandemic, and much more.
Emoji Company Tops 2021 US Trademark Litigation Plaintiff List as Small Filings Rebound Predicted
World Trademark Review, July 19, 2021
Trademark litigation filings at US federal district court level remain set to exceed 2020’s number this year, according to the latest data from Lex Machina. Leading the trademark filings list is the Emoji Company, which initiated 26 actions during the first six months of the year.
AI-Powered Legal Tech Isn’t All Automation—or Even Machine
LegalTechNews, July 13, 2021
Many legal tech platforms tout their advanced artificial intelligence capabilities. But behind that software is often a long-standing reliance on human reviewers verifying results before they are seen by the end user.
The Perfect Pitch to Land the Perfect Catch: Leveraging State Trial Court Data for Prospective Clients
AiThority, July 4, 2021
Most civil litigators play some form of Moneyball, blending their institutional knowledge with raw litigation data in order to win cases and court clients. I would like to extend these baseball metaphors one step further, taking them all the way to the beginning of the litigation process.
3 Takeaways From The Lex Machina 2021 Copyright And Trademark Report
Above the Law, June 15, 2021
Now, we have a chance to consider the findings of Lex Machina’s 2021 Copyright and Trademark Litigation Report, which considers data from cases filed from the start of 2018 through the end of 2020. It has useful information for anyone with clients impacted by copyright or trademark litigation.
Quick Tools From Lex Machina: The Best Way To Access The Data You Need To Succeed
Above The Law, June 8, 2021
Lex Machina is raising the data bar even higher with Quick Tools, the easiest way to get instant access to Lex Machina’s underlying data and the most comprehensive analytics on the market, specifically curated to give you the information you need, right when you need it.
US District Court Trademark Filings Slump to 10-Year Low
IAM, June 8, 2021
New data from Lex Machina reveals that after a two-year recovery period, the long-term decline in US trademark litigation accelerated in 2020, writes World Trademark Review editor Trevor Little.
Is Trademark Dilution Even Still A Thing?
Law360, June 4, 2021
A new report shows that the past decade has seen a steep and steady decline in accusations of federal trademark dilution, a trend that experts attribute to both tougher restrictions and diminishing returns.
File Sharing and Counterfeiting Dominate US IP Litigation
Intellectual Property Magazine, June 4, 2021
File sharing and counterfeiting cases make up the vast majority of IP case filings in the US, according to a report from Lex Machina and LexisNexis.
Copyright Filings Down From 2018 Surge, New Report Finds
The Recorder, June 3, 2021
Copyright filings declined significantly over the last two years, according to a new report by Lex Machina, which found that overall cases had dipped from a 2018 peak that was driven primarily by surges in file-sharing litigation.
Adult Movie Pirating Disputes See Fox Rothschild Top US Copyright Case Ranking
Global Legal Post, June 3, 2021
Fox Rothschild was the most active US law firm in representing plaintiffs in copyright cases filed between 2018 and 2020, according to Lex Machina’s 2021 Copyright and Trademark Litigation report.
Mass Counterfeit Litigation Continues Steep Upward Curve, But Overall US Trademark Case Filings Slump to 10-year Low
World Trademark Review, June 3, 2021
While trademark litigation filings at US federal district court level hit a 10-year low in 2020, mass counterfeiting cases have continued to spike – accounting for 16% of overall trademark cases lodged last year.
New Copyright Cases Saw Big Dip In 2020
Law360, June 2, 2021
The pace of new copyright lawsuits dropped by nearly 20% in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic ground the economy to a halt and a so-called copyright troll suddenly retreated, according to a new report from legal analytics firm Lex Machina.
Lex Machina: Quick Tools Enhance Data-Driven Workflow
CIO Review, June 1, 2021
The golden era of legal analytics couldn’t have been possible without the visionary thinking of Karl Harris, and his team at Lex Machina. The company created Quick Tools, a collection of unique tools to carry out the most popular analytic tasks instantly, at the click of a button.
Speed Will Remain of the Essence in the Western District of Texas, Judge Albright Vows
IAM, May 12, 2021
IP owners have flocked to the Western District of Texas in part because of the fast time to trial and while the district might be coming under greater scrutiny, Judge Albright insists that he isn’t about to slow down.
Study: Orange County Superior Court is Plaintiff-friendly but Juries Tend to Award Smaller Damages
Southern California Record, April 23, 2021
Although Orange County Superior Court is plaintiff-friendly, damages awarded by juries tend to be smaller compared to other counties, according to a legal data analytics company.
Lex Machina Expands California State Court Coverage with Seven Major Counties
Lexblog, April 20, 2021
Lex Machina and LexisNexis announce the release of the seventh California county: Orange County Superior Court. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Sacramento County Superior Court, San Diego County Superior Court, Riverside County Superior Court, San Bernardino County Superior Court, Alameda County Superior Court.
It Takes 500 Days to Go to Trial for Some California State Courts, According to Lex Machina Data
The Recorder, April 20, 2021
Expanded state court data from a Silicon Valley legal analytics company provides a peek inside California’s judiciary—including how long it takes cases to reach trial—at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered courthouses and created a backlog of civil trials.
Lex Machina Expands Its Analytics Coverage Of California State Courts
LawSites, April 20, 2021
Ever since LexisNexis acquired Lex Machina in 2015, a priority has been expanding its federal court legal analytics into new practice areas. It now covers 16 federal practice areas, ranging from antitrust and copyright to securities and trade secrets.
Federal Judge Allows Class Action Gas Price-fixing Lawsuit Against Three Energy Companies to Proceed
Southern California Record, April 16, 2021
A federal judge is allowing a consumer class action lawsuit alleging gas price-fixing to proceed against three energy companies, according to media reports.
Texas’ Distanced Juries Hit Big Tech With $3.7 Billion of Awards
Bloomberg, April 8, 2021
The state’s courts have long been known for some big verdicts, but “it’s been 10 years since we saw these kind of verdicts come one after another,” said Geneva Clark, patent legal data expert with the research firm Lex Machina.
The Adoption of Legal Analytics
Law Journal Newsletters, April 6, 2021
The legal profession continues to embrace legal analytics and its advantages in increasing numbers every year. Now, the more interesting questions pertain to how legal professionals use legal analytics and what the likely path is for legal analytics in the future.
Using Data to Help Companies And Law Firms Win Big
Corporate Counsel Business Journal, March 24, 2021
Karl Harris, CEO of Lex Machina, discusses how Lex Machina’s legal analytics technology can be used to improve processes and reveal key trends, ultimately helping lawyers win business and win cases.
The 4 Surprising Benefits of Legal Analytics Tools
Attorney at Law Magazine, March 22, 2021
Legal Analytics continue to impact how attorneys approach case research and strategy. Recently, I began to see additional “surprising” benefits of Legal Analytics tools: the optimization of the hiring process; the evolution of the alternative fee arrangement; the effectiveness and happiness of legal teams; and increased client transparency.
Could This Watch Company’s Legal Battle Change Trademark Law Forever?
Entrepreneur, March 16, 2021
Can you create a product that references, parodies, or uses parts from another brand? Many entrepreneurs are trying…and then getting sued. But the law is far from settled. This is the story of one startup that fought back and might just help change the way brands are built.
3 Takeaways From The Lex Machina 2021 Patent Report
Above The Law, March 16, 2021
As is my wont, I would like to focus on three idiosyncratic takeaways based on my review of the report. In doing so, I’d like to illustrate some broader themes of what is really happening in current patent litigation, impacted as it has been by the pandemic.
Patent Lawsuits and Damages on the Rise in US
WIPR, March 15, 2021
Patent lawsuits saw an annual rise in the US last year for the first time since 2015, largely driven by a small number of high-volume litigants. Courts also awarded a record $4.67 billion in patent damages in 2020, a major increase on the $1.5 billion awarded in 2019.
US District Court Patent Filings Rise by 13%, Report Reveals
Intellectual Property Magazine, March 9, 2021
Patent case filings in the US district courts rose by 13.1% to 4,060 in 2020 from 3,591 the previous year, according to Lex Machina’s Patent litigation report 2021.
2020 Patent Litigation: A Year In Review
Law360, March 12, 2021
The Western District of Texas overtook the District of Delaware as the busiest patent hotspot in 2020, with U.S. District Judge Alan Albright pulling in nearly 20% of all new U.S. patent cases.
Patent Litigators Saw Record Damages and Increased Filings in 2020 Despite Pandemic, Lex Machina Report Shows
Southeast Texas Record, March 12, 2021
In spite of the pandemic, 2020 was apparently a good year for patent litigators, with a new report showing both damages and lawsuits trending upward.
These Firms Landed The Most Patent Litigation Work In 2020
Law360 (subscription) March 12, 2021
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, several law firms handled more patent litigation in 2020 compared to the previous year, with a Virginia firm representing the most plaintiffs in district courts and an intellectual property powerhouse topping the list for representing defendants.
Surge in Western District Filings Is Resetting the Patent Landscape
Texas Lawyer, March 11, 2021
Lex Machina’s annual Patent Litigation Report confirms that Judge Alan Albright now has the nation’s busiest patent docket, while some Texas firms have added dozens or even hundreds of cases in the last year.
Fewer New Drug Filings Helped Drive 2020 Dip in Delaware Patent Filings, Report Finds
Delaware Business Court Insider (subscription), March 11, 2021
COVID-related restrictions, a drop in Abbreviated New Drug Application filings and plaintiffs’ strategizing on where and how frequently to file all played a role in Delaware seeing 26% fewer patent filings in 2020 and losing its place as the top venue for patent litigation to the Western District of Texas.
These Firms Landed The Most PTAB Work In 2020
Law360, March 11, 2021
Three intellectual property boutiques dominated Patent Trial and Appeal Board work in 2020, attributing their success in part to their technical expertise and deep understanding of how PTAB disputes play into parallel district court cases.
The Geek in Review Ep. 108 – Lex Machina’s Karl Harris on the Past, Present, and Future of Legal Analytics
LexBlog, March 11, 2021
Lex Machina’s Karl Harris walks through the progression of legal analytics over the past decade, and even projects some of the potential analytics has in the assistance of practicing law.
Judge Albright Now Oversees 20% Of New US Patent Cases
Law360: Intellectual Property, March 10, 2021
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright’s passion for patent law and his fast-paced docket have officially made his Western District of Texas courtroom the busiest hub for patent litigation in the country, featuring nearly a fifth of the country’s new patent cases in 2020.
Fast Courts, Big Funders Kept Patent Suits Flowing In 2020
Law360: Intellectual Property, March 10, 2021
Following a four-year decline in new patent litigation, case numbers rose in 2020, and attorneys have attributed the increase to an enhanced ability to dodge patent challenges, the COVID-19-induced recession and the presence of litigation funders.
Uptick in 2020 PTAB Cases May Signal New Normal
Law360 (subscription), March 10, 2021
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board saw a rise in petitions in 2020 for the first time since 2017, hitting a level that attorneys think may hold steady.
2020 in Review: Patent Litigation Increases
JDSupra / White & Case, March 9, 2021
Patent litigation is increasing. Specifically, the 13 percent rise in patent cases from 2019 indicates that the pandemic did not slow down litigants.
These Firms Steered The Most Cases In The Last 3 Years
Law360, February 18, 2021
Attorneys have fielded hundreds of thousands of civil lawsuits in federal district court on behalf of clients in the past three years, excluding multidistrict litigation cases, according to Lex Machina’s Law Firms Activity Report released on Thursday, which ranks the law firms for the case volume they filed.
The Department Of Justice Has Been REALLY Busy
Above the Law, February 18, 2021
According to data collected in Lex Machina’s Law Firms Activity Report, how many cases did the DOJ defend in federal court over the last three years, when excluding multidistrict litigation associated cases? Hint: That’s in addition to the ~9,000 cases the DOJ filed on behalf of plaintiffs.
COVID-19 Kept Big Law and the DOJ Busy in 2020, Report Shows
The American Lawyer, February 18, 2021
Steptoe & Johnson was the most active law firm defending clients in COVID-19 cases last year, appearing as counsel in 210 cases in 2020 as the pandemic canceled events and companies took to the courts over contract disputes.
Even Nonusers Embracing The Possibilities Of Legal Analytics
Law360, February 16, 2021
A majority of legal professionals at law firms are leveraging legal analytics and even nonusers overwhelmingly acknowledge the value of these technologies, according to a report released Tuesday by Lex Machina.
Employment Cases Rebound After 6-Month Lag
Law360, February 11, 2021
New employment suits in federal courts started falling off in May 2020, but a rise in pandemic-related cases fueled a surge in the final two months of the year, according to a Lex Machina report released Thursday.
The Size and Scope of Huawei’s Patent Portfolio Makes an Important Statement
IAM, January 29, 2021
The sheer size, technological range and geographic scope of Huawei’s patent portfolio accomplishes at least three important goals: it builds the company’s brand as an innovation powerhouse; it helps to secure freedom to operate; and it creates opportunities to develop its licensing programme.
Kicking Off (Virtual) Legalweek 2021 With A Lexis+ Legal Analytics Update
ATL, January 28, 2021
I met with LexisNexis representatives yesterday to learn more about how they’ve added a litigation analytics tool to Lexis+ and to see it in action during a demo. I spoke with Karl Harris, CEO of Lex Machina, and Wade Malone, a Product Manager at Lex Machina.
Kicking Off (Virtual) Legalweek 2021 With A Lexis+ Legal Analytics Update
Above the Law, January 28, 2021
I spoke with Karl Harris, CEO of Lex Machina, and Wade Malone, a Product Manager at Lex Machina. They explained how some of Lex Machina’s data and analytics tools are now included in the LexisNexis research platform, Lexis+.
What Types of Lawsuits Were Filed Over COVID-19 in 2020?
ABA Journal, January 4, 2021
Despite predictions made in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, lawsuits alleging that COVID-19 caused physical or economic harm were limited in 2020.
A Look Back at 2020’s COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Lawsuits
NU PropertyCasualty360, January 4, 2021
Most pandemic lawsuits targeted specific industries, such as nursing homes, cruise ships, universities and insurance carriers. For 2021, lawyers expect to see more lawsuits against insurance firms over business interruption claims, and possibly employment class actions focused on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Critical Mass: The Pandemic Produced Plenty of Lawsuits, Not All of Them Predicted. A New Batch of Lawsuits Over Cocoa Farms Cites “Woke” Washing.
Law.com, December 30, 2020
Lawsuits brought over COVID-19 were a varied bunch, but, overall, not as numerous as once predicted at the start of the pandemic.
5 (Unforeseeable, Predicable, And Surprising) Legal Tech Trends In 2020
Above The Law, December 22, 2020
The momentum of technological change and innovation assured a steady stream of new products. Jean O’Grady has identified five trends, divided into three categories: unforeseeable, continuing and surprising.
Lex Machina Expands Analytics to Cover All New York City Counties
LexBlog, December 15, 2020
Two months ago, Lex Machina launched an analytics module for the New York County Supreme Court, one of the most important commercial litigation jurisdictions in the United States.
In Stalled Relief Bill, Provision Gives Businesses Liability Protection
NPR, December 12, 2020
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Eli Rosenberg, labor reporter for The Washington Post, about why some lawmakers want the new stimulus bill to protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits.
It’s Up to McConnell to Save a Pandemic Aid Bill
Washington Post, December 11, 2020
The resurgence of the coronavirus, with all the death, suffering and stress on the hospital system it entails, threatens to swamp whatever public health benefits were achieved by the comprehensive shutdown of the U.S. economy in April and May.
Senate Stimulus Negotiators Try to Reach Deal on Whether Companies Can Be Sued Over Virus Outbreaks
Washington Post, December 8, 2020
Democrats want protection for workers but Republicans warn of a frenzy of lawsuits. The debate is weighing on negotiations.
Exploring the Impact of the Pandemic on Litigation in Federal District Courts (January through October 2020)
LegalReader, December 7, 2020
While a drop-off in activity is expected as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, various factors have proven to be significant in affecting activity in a specific practice area or stage of litigation.
Federal Court Cases Dip Amid COVID-19
Law360, December 3, 2020
Federal court caseloads have dropped dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early spring, although there were more pandemic-related lawsuits filed in areas such as insurance, securities and contracts, according to data released Thursday by Lex Machina.
COVID-19 Drives Down Most State Court Case Filings
Attorney At Law, November 17, 2020
With legal analytics platform Lex Machina, we recently analyzed data for civil cases filed in nine different state courts, comparing cases filed during April and May of 2020 against previous years. The data supported a number of interesting observations.
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Litigation in 2020
The National Law Review, November 17, 2020
Focusing only on federal employment cases, Lex Machina’s “Special Report: Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment Litigation in Federal Court” (October 2020) identifies several significant global trends in employment litigation, as well as a few COVID-19-specific trends.
Four Types Of Investigations Poised To Make A Comeback Post-Pandemic — And How Companies Can Prepare
Forbes, November 5, 2020
While the world looks forward to closing out a historically difficult year, it’s hard to see what’s on the other side, or fully understand Covid-19’s long-term ramifications.
Trade Secret Strategies: Using Standstill Agreements to Resolve Disputes Out of Court
LexBlog, November 5, 2020
According to Lex Machina data, about 60% of trade secret cases filed in federal court in the last decade ended in either a voluntary (8%) or stipulated (52%) dismissal.
Data Shows Case Filings Starting to Rebound Somewhat During Pandemic
Southeast Texas Record, November 2, 2020
Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Lex Machina began examining how the pandemic-driven shutdown affected new case filings in state courts.
Employment Litigation Is on the Decline, but Expect More Wage and Hour Claims
National Law Review, November 2, 2020
A recent Lex Machina study noted that the number of federal employment cases filed in the second and third quarter of 2020 was down.
Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 is Flattening the Curve…with Fewer Employment Lawsuits too?
The Employer Handbook, November 2, 2020
Recently, COVID-19 numbers have begun spiking again. However, a new study has found that the FFCRA has actually helped to flatten the curve.
This One Factor Will Determine Winners And Losers In The New Legal World
Above the Law, October 30, 2020
Few people in our industry have the experience, knowledge, and stone-cold math skills to weigh in on legal technology and the industry generally the way Karl Harris can.
Cases Involving COVID-19 Issues Swell Delaware Chancery Court Caseload
Delaware Law Weekly, October 29, 2020
Case filings in the Delaware Court of Chancery have been up over recent years’ numbers as COVID-19-related litigation has been added to the court’s usual docket.
Employment Litigation Drops Amid COVID-19
Law360, October 28, 2020
Lex Machina’s latest report on federal employment litigation, released Thursday, found workers filed just over 14,000 lawsuits in the first three quarters of 2020, compared to about 16,700 and 16,000 in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Lawyers Getting Back to Business: Civil Case Filings Have Nearly Recovered to Pre-COVID Levels
Texas Lawyer, October 28, 2020
Civil case filings in Texas courts have climbed back to their pre-pandemic levels, which follows a nationwide trend being measured in California, New York, Delaware and Nevada.
How to Make Better Decisions with Litigation Analytics Software
ABA Journal, October 27, 2020
If you’re a litigator, you know that knowledge is power. The more you know about the court, opposing counsel, expert witnesses, the parties and the judge, the better.
LexisNexis Company, Lex Machina, Announces New State Court Module in New York
Corporate Counsel Business Journal, October 26, 2020
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, announces an expansion of the company’s state court analytics. The New York County Supreme Court (“New York County”) module consists of more than 119,000 civil court cases, including class action cases and cases that have not yet filed a request for judicial intervention (“Pre-RJI Cases”).
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Law
Forbes, October 22, 2020
Hello, New York! For the first time, lawyers can apply legal analytics to cases heard in New York County Supreme Court. In addition to improving the quality of legal advice (and hence the client’s decisions), legal analytics is reducing bias in the courtroom by providing full transparency, speeding up court proceedings, and improving access to justice.
Lex Machina Launches Manhattan Supreme Court Analytics, Plans Greater NYC Expansion
Law.com, October 22, 2020
Today, legal research company Lex Machina, which is a part of LexisNexis, announced it has added case data from New York County Supreme Court to its main legal analytics platform. The addition includes information on more than 119,000 civil court cases.
Lex Machina Launches New York State Analytics Module –Webinar Today
LexBlog, October 14, 2020
Today Lex Machina is launching an analytics module for one of one of the most important commercial litigation jurisdictions in the United States, the New York County Supreme Court.
COVID-19 Litigation Filings Hit Small Summer Slump
Law360, October 14, 2020
Summer saw a plateauing and later drop-off in coronavirus litigation after an initial flurry of cases filed in federal court during the early months of the pandemic, though experts wonder if this will be a permanent downturn or simply a pause before another wave hits.
Solutions: How to Use Legal Analytics to Compete with the Big Guys
Wisconsin Lawyer, October 7, 2020
Legal analytics is growing in importance as a resource for small and mid-size firms to compete effectively with large ones. With access to new insights previously unavailable to firms of any size, small and mid-sized firms can now enjoy significant competitive advantage.
Lawsuit Filings Related to COVID-19 Dip in August After ‘First Wave’ of Cases, Study Shows
Law.com, October 6, 2020
The number of new lawsuits caused by COVID-19 dipped in August, according to data released Tuesday, but may represent the end of a “first wave” of cases. The data, comes from the COVID-19 Impact Analyzer from Lex Machina,
Insurer Fires Back Against Durham Business Owners’ Covid Claims
Triangle Business Journal, September 30, 2020
The recent 2020 Insurance Litigation Report out of Lex Machina finds insurance cases are up 14 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. And, in particular, business interruption cases are up 300 percent.
Three Keys to Successfully Executing a Trade Secrets Investigation
JD Supra, September 24, 2020
In late March, our Research and Operations team looked into practice areas that will not only continue at the same pace during the pandemic, but potentially thrive.
Lex Machina Enhances COVID Tracking Tools Announces Upcoming Webcast on COVID-19 Litigation Trends
LexBlog, September 23, 2020
Today Lex Machina is announcing enhancements to their COVID-19 tracking tool. Earlier this year Lex Machina launched the COVID-19 Impact Analyzer and has continued publishing a series of blog posts which explain trends in COVID-19 litigation In federal courts.
3 Key Developments As US Coronavirus Deaths Near 200,000
Law360, September 21, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withdrew guidance on COVID-19 spread, the Trump administration’s blueprint for distributing the coronavirus vaccine faced swift criticism, and litigation related to the pandemic continued to mount just as the number of confirmed U.S. virus-linked deaths neared 200,000. Here are three key developments to know.
COVID-19 Sparks Spike In Insurance Litigation Filings
Law360, September 18, 2020
Federal district courts saw a surge in insurance litigation case filings in the first half of the year, due in large part to the explosion in suits by businesses seeking coverage for losses they have suffered amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by Lex Machina.
Intersection of Litigation Finance and Patent Litigation
Slingshot Capital, September 17, 2020
While I would say that the marketing is a little ahead of reality, there are now many more funders in the litigation finance community that will look at a patent case for potential funding. However, few will actually provide the funding.
Report: Texas’ Southern District Sees Most Insurance Suits from 2015 – 2019, Thompson Coe Most Active Firm
Southeast Texas Record, September 17, 2020
From 2015 to 2019, the Southern District of Texas saw the most insurance filings, according to an insurance litigation report released by Lex Machina. More than half of the insurance cases storming the Southern District during that time frame were homeowner insurance cases, and about one-third of the cases were hurricane related.
Thompson Coe Tops Most Active Insurance Litigation Firms in the US, Study Finds
Global Legal Post, September 17, 2020
Business interruption cases are also on rise amid Covid-19, a new Lex Machina report shows. Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons was named the most active law firm for insurance litigation in the US federal district courts over the past five years.
Lex Machina Continues to serve the Legal Community in a Changing World
CIO Applications, September 8, 2020
The judicial system did not escape the debilitating effects of COVID-19. At Lex Machina, every member of the team recalibrated their focus to include a new goal: to aid the legal community during the pandemic by keeping them informed on what was happening in the courts.
Guest Column: How the Global Pandemic Is Driving Innovation at Firms and Creating New Value for Clients
LawSites, August 27, 2020
One of the biggest and most pleasant surprises emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic is how rapidly and effectively the legal industry is innovating in response to remote work mandates. And based on conversations that I have had with GCs of large corporations and big law partners, the dominant sentiment regarding changes to the workplace has been very positive.
COVID-19 Trackers Showcase Law Firm Expertise – Esquire Deposition Solutions
JD Supra, August 26, 2020
According to legal data analysis provider Lex Machina, federal courts have seen more than 200 COVID-19-related cases filed each week since April 2020.
3 Takeaways From The Lex Machina PTAB Report
Above The Law, August 11, 2020
It is hard not to read the Lex Machina report without at least a measure of respect for the PTAB’s ability to keep to the statutory deadlines for cases that were already pending when COVID-19 hit.
New Survey Shows COVID-19’s Effect on Petitions Filed at USPTO
WIPR, August 7, 2020
Patent petitions and disputes filed at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) increased earlier this year, soaring by 76% and 114% respectively in February, before falling the following month, a new survey tracking the effects of COVID-19 on the US legal system reveals.
Intel is a Major Patent Force and That Matters
IAM, August 7, 2020
Intel has a global portfolio of 65,932 active patents, 42,710 of which are grants and 23,222 applications. The company’s filing output increased significantly after 2010 and hit its peak in 2015 and 2016.
Not All Litigation Analytics Products are Created Equal
ABA Journal, Aug 1, 2020
Litigation analytics products provide lawyers with critical insights into courts, judges, lawyers and litigants. When lawyers use litigation analytics, they expect software to deliver accurate and comprehensive results on a variety of litigation-related matters.
Lex Machina Launches Enterprise Platform Offering and Webinar Today
Lexblog, July 30, 2020
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, has announced the addition of almost 800,000 civil cases to its federal district court coverage. According to the press release this “gives users access to all commercially relevant federal civil cases in one place.”
Legal Industry Slowly Catching up with the Opportunities of AI and ML
ReadWrite, July 28, 2020
AI and ML technologies are the most potent forces behind the digital transformation of business today with no signs of slowing down.
US Judge Wipes Out Settlement of Claims Over Harvey Weinstein Sexual Abuse. Plus: Decade of Tort Cases Total $26B in Damages
Law.com, July 15, 2020
Lex Machina came out with another legal analytics tool, this time focused on torts. The LexisNexis company collected 192,000 tort cases pending in federal district courts since 2009 to the present.
Interview with Carla Rydholm About Lex Machina´s New COVID-19 App
The Impact Lawyers, July 15, 2020
Carla Rydholm, Director of Product Management at Lex Machina, responds to The Impact Lawyers´ questions regarding the new COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App they have launched in June in order to track the litigation impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Latest From Lex Machina: Bringing Legal Analytics To The Field Of Torts
Above the Law, July 8, 2020
As data has infiltrated nearly every facet of the legal industry, legal analytics are in high demand. Lex Machina, a recognized leader in the legal analytics field, offers practice area modules that provide valuable, strategic insights into federal district court claims for many of the most popular legal specialties in today’s market.
IN BRIEF: Delaware’s Commercial Case Filings Jump Amid COVID-19 – Report
WestLaw News, June 26, 2020
Despite business shutdowns because of the coronavirus, 32% more commercial law cases and 7% more corporate law cases were filed in the court in May 2020 than in May 2019, and 26% more commercial cases and 3% more corporate law cases were filed in April 2020 than April 2019, according to a report released Thursday by Lex Machina Inc, which tracks civil litigation data.
State Court Corporate Cases Dip Amid COVID-19
Law360, June 26, 2020
State court caseloads dropped sharply when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and governments shut down in April and May, although the types of cases that tend to involve corporations saw smaller decreases, according to Lex Machina data released Thursday.
Releasing Legal Analytics for Federal Torts Litigation
Practice Source, June 26, 2020
Join Lex Machina on July 9 for a webcast demonstrating the new torts module with Tim Moore, Sales Director at Lex Machina, Anne Wise-Kann, Legal Data Expert at Lex Machina, and Dennis Stolle, President/ Consultant at ThemeVision.
Legal Analytics and the Evolving Practice of Law
Law.com, June 25, 2020
The 2020 Legal Analytics Study by ALM Intelligence and LexisNexis showed 70% of law departments and law firms had access to legal analytics, up from only 38% in 2017. Looking deeper into those results, I noted two main — and I should note, external — drivers that accelerated the adoption rate: competitive pressures and client expectations.
Case Filings in Harris County District Court Down By More than 25% During Pandemic, Survey Shows
Southeast Texas Record, June 25, 2020
There has been a sharp decline in case filings at the Harris County District Court during the pandemic, according to a new statistical survey. Lex Machina surveyed nine state courts during April and May 2020 – revealing the following observations.
Houston-Area Lawyers’ New Civil Case Filings Fell up to 78% in April, May
Texas Lawyer, June 25, 2020
In Harris County, which includes Houston, the district courts saw a 27% decrease in civil case filings in April and a 28% decrease in May compared with the same months last year.
Joshua Walker, Author of “On Legal AI”
LexBlog, June 24, 2020
I had the honor of speaking with Joshua Walker. Joshua Walker is the author of “On Legal AI”, perhaps the first systematic and practical treatment of this topic.
How Top Lawyers are Winning Cases in Today’s Competitive Environment
LawSites, June 23, 2020
Each week, we’re highlighting one of the resources from our recently launched LawSites Resource Center, a library of downloadable content such as ebooks, white papers, case studies and more from experts and vendors in the legal industry.
Lex Machina Releases App to Track COVID-19’s Litigation Impact
Law.com, June 16, 2020
Today, Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform launched its web browser-based COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App, a weekly updated program that highlights coronavirus-related filings and outcomes in U.S. federal courts.
Lex Machina Launches COVID-19 Impact Analyzer App Free to Public – Webinar Today
Lexblog, June 16, 2020
Today Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company is making the COVID-10 Impact Analyzer App “COVID App” available to the public for free. The COVID app provides insights into the past and ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the federal district court litigation.
Macro Trends in COVID-19 Litigation
Legalmation, June 15, 2020
Given the massive social and economic damage that is occurring and expected to occur due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is little surprise that COVID-19 has already driven a large amount of litigation.
Legal Analytics and the Evolving Practice of Law
Law Journal Newsletters, June 15, 2020
While we may use analytics differently in our respective companies, one thing is certain: Legal analytics is the future and it’s time to jump on board.
Lex Machina Launches New State Court Analytics for California and Nevada
Lexblog, June 3, 2020
Lex Machina has announced the expansion of their state law analytics offering with the addition of the Sacramento County Superior Court (California) and Clark County (Nevada) which covers Las Vegas. This adds a total of 171,480 new cases bringing the total state case analytics to 1,126,722 new cases.
These Firms Are Handling The Most Product Liability Cases
Law360, June 2, 2020
Weitz & Luxenberg handled the most product liability cases on behalf of plaintiffs in recent years, while Shook Hardy & Bacon represented the most cases for defendants, according to a report released Monday by legal analytics firm Lex Machina.
Report: Product Liability Cases Rose, Medical Devices and Pharma Hit Hardest
Law.com, June 1, 2020
Product liability lawsuits continue to rise in federal courts, with a noticeable uptick in cases, particularly against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, according to a report released Monday
US Federal District Court Case Activity Slows Amid Covid-19 Crisis, Lex Machina Analysis Finds
Global Legal Post, May 29, 2020
US Federal District Court case activity slowed in March and the first two weeks of April compared to the same periods in the previous two years as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, according to an analysis by Lex Machina.
Netflix is an Increasingly Attractive Patent Litigation Target
IAM, May 29, 2020
Netflix is one of the few companies to escape the coronavirus pandemic unscathed, with its shares rallying 33% this year as people turn to streaming platforms to beat the lockdown blues. But with success comes risk.
Nearly 300 Federal Suits Stem from Pandemic; 101 ‘Business Interruption’ Cases Filed; What’s Next?
ABA Journal, May 28, 2020
Nearly 300 federal lawsuits filed in the months of March and April stem from the COVID-19 pandemic, a number that is likely to continue to expand. Lex Machina found 395 new lawsuits using COVID-19 related terms over the two-month period.
How COVID-19 Is Pushing Down Filings Across Practices
Law360, May 27, 2020
Federal court filings in many practice areas saw declines last month as the legal system continues to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, with tax and copyright cases experiencing the most dramatic drops, according to data released Tuesday by Lex Machina.
Commercial Litigation Finance Covid Survey Results
Slingshot Capital, May 27, 2020
It has been thought that crises breed litigation, and while that appears to be the case in the current crisis, that may not have been the case in the Great Financial Crisis of 2008/9, as pointed out by Eric Blinderman in an article he contributed to Law360 in 2019, also referenced in a recent article in Litigation Finance Journal.
Trade Secret Litigation Reports: Four Years After the Enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
IPWatchdog, May 18, 2020
At the time of the passage of the DTSA, it was widely expected that that the statute would lead to both an increase in the general number of trade secret cases filed in the United States and in an increase in the number of trade secret related cases filed in federal court.
COVID-19’s Shadow Spreads Across Federal Court Filings
Law360, May 12, 2020
Federal courts are seeing an explosion of complaints referencing the COVID-19 pandemic, and the surge is spreading to a host of practice areas, according to recently released Lex Machina data.
A Decade of Data Whets the Appetite for Data Nerds: Lex Machina Releases 2020 Report on Trade Secret Litigation
LexBlog, May 7, 2020
Legal analytics powerhouse Lex Machina recently released its 2020 Trade Secret Litigation Report, which highlights federal litigation trends in the last decade, as well as the last year specifically.
Legal Research’s COVID-19 Strategy: Full Speed Ahead
Law.com, April 27,2020
Amid a struggling economy, legal research companies predict their market will become more competitive, perhaps even contract. But they’re avoiding salary and staffing cuts and largely staying the course, confident in their ability to weather these turbulent times.
DTSA Caused 30% TS Case Hike Upon Introduction, Report Says
Intellectual Property Magazine, Apri 22, 2020
The US’ Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) caused a 30% increase in trade secret case filings between 2015 and 2017, new figures from analytics company Lex Machina reveal.
Lex Machina Releases New Trade Secret Litigation Report
LexBlog, April 23, 2020
On April 21, 2020, Lex Machina released the third iteration of its annual trade secret litigation report (request the report here). Based on data from federal district court filings in Lex Machina practice areas from 2010 – 2019, the report reveals several interesting items worth highlighting.
The Decade In Trade Secret Litigation
Above the Law, April 21, 2020
Compliments of Lex Machina, I was fortunate to get an early look at its just-released 2020 Trade Secret Litigation Report, covering the past decade in trade secret litigation in district courts nationwide.
New Trade Secret Litigation Report Shows Cases Down But Damages Up in 2019
Corporate Counsel, April 21, 2020
In 2019 federal courts awarded damages in fewer trade secret cases than in 2018 but a larger amount of money overall, according to a new report. “The first way for a general counsel to use it is to validate their own choice of [outside] counsel,” advised Mark Klapow, a litigation partner and co-chair at Crowell & Moring
US Trademark Litigation Levels Slump in March Amid Perfect Storm of Factors
WTR, April 15, 2020
Data from Lex Machina has revealed a 19% year-on-year drop in trademark litigation filings at federal district court level in March. While the impact of the current covid-19 pandemic is surely a reason, one trademark expert noted that there could be a range of factors combining to create a fall in cases.
Hits and Misses Readers Choose Best New Analytics, Workflow and Law/Reg Comparison Tools
LexBlog, April 14, 2020
For the second year in a row, Lex Machina was voted as having the best analytics documentation. Why this matters… no one should use an analytics product unless they understand what is “under the hood”.
Despite Pandemic, New Federal Lawsuits Still Flowing
Law360, April 7, 2020
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has not yet significantly dampened the number of new lawsuits being filed in federal courts, according to a study by Lex Machina, but courts are beginning to issue fewer rulings than usual.
Legal Analytics Survey Report
LegalReader, April 5, 2020
One of the most hotly debated topics involving legal technology over the last several years has focused on the practical application of analytics. Its ability to drive more effective and efficient legal practice will affect not only legal practice, but how all of business is practiced.
AI Stats News: 34% Of Employees Expect Their Jobs To Be Automated In 3 Years
Forbes, March 31, 2020
Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the progress and impact of AI highlight the precarious nature of the future of work (long after the coronavirus pandemic ends), the continuing mixed attitudes of consumers about data privacy, and the possible resilience of this year’s investments in AI.
Facebook Acts Like a Social Media Platform But Thinks Like a Tech Titan
IAM, March 27, 2020
Facebook is undoubtedly one of the world’s top social networking platforms, but its patent strategy is more akin to that of a high-tech big wig. The company’s portfolio is far larger than other social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn and Snap.
Silicon Valley Trade Secrets Cases Put at Risk Industry Tradition of Job-hopping
San Francisco Chronicle, March 22, 2020
It wasn’t always easy for companies to get the courts to intervene when competitors were suspected of stealing trade secrets. That changed in 2016, when Congress passed a tough law, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, to allow businesses to more easily go after competitors in federal court if they felt they had stolen a product or idea.
Silicon Valley’s Home Court: Patent Trends in the Northern District of California
JDSupra, March 21, 2020
This update briefly summarizes 2019 trends in patent litigation from the Northern District of California, which remains an important and frequent venue for technology litigation.
Why Litigation Finance Transformed in the 2010s, And What 2030 Might Bring
The Recorder, March 16, 2020
As recently as 10 years ago, the term “litigation finance” was more likely met with puzzled looks than an understanding nod in the United States. While third-party legal financing was prevalent in Australia and the U.K., the American market was emerging from infancy at the start of the decade.
Why Litigation Finance Transformed in the 2010s, And What 2030 Might Bring
The Recorder, March 16, 2020
As recently as 10 years ago, the term “litigation finance” was more likely met with puzzled looks than an understanding nod in the United States. Times have undoubtedly changed, with litigation finance evolving into a widely-accepted product for U.S. law firms over the last 10 years.
Five Takeaways from Lex Machina’s Review of a Decade of Patent Litigation
IAM, March 4, 2020
Lex Machina recently published a bumper US litigation report with a deep dive into the ups and downs for patent plaintiffs and defendants from the last decade. Given how the market changed in the 2010s thanks to the America Invents Act and a slew of case law that has reshaped all sides of the courtroom dynamic, the report is well worth a read.
Patent Suits at a 10-Year Low; Cumulative 2019 Damages Awards Highest Since 2014
IP Close UP, March 3, 2020
2019 saw the fewest patent suits filed since 2010. This is despite the increasing need to file suit in order to license in many areas of technology. This could mean that many plaintiff’s are simply no longer bothering to license because they know they will be engaged in a protracted and costly patent infringement suit.
Lex Machina Patent Litigation Report 2020
Comparative Patent Remedies, March 2, 2020
Lex Machina recently published its Patent Litigation Report 2020. Law360 published a short piece on the report last week. The report itself discusses, among other matters, changes in the litigation landscape over the past decade, such as changes in most popular venues.
A Decade Of Patent Litigation In 4 Charts
Law360, February 27, 2020
Remember when a single patent case could name dozens of defendants? Remember when the Eastern District of Texas seemed like the only court where patent cases were being filed?
These Firms Racked Up The Most Patent Work Last Decade
Law360, February 27, 2020
A three-attorney Delaware firm and an IP giant dominated patent litigation in district court from 2010 to 2019, and IP boutiques held all three of the top spots on the list of firms handling the most work at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since its inception.
How Patent Litigation Changed In 2019
Law360, February 26, 2020
After a decade of dramatic changes in patent law, 2019 was a year when patent litigants were finding new ways to adjust to new normals. The number of new cases filed in U.S. district court remained stable from 2018, according to a new year-in-review report from Lex Machina.
Drop In PTAB Petitions Spurred By Fewer Suits, New Policies
Law360, February 26, 2020
The number of new petitions challenging patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board plunged 23% in 2019 compared to the year before, a trend attorneys ascribe to both a reduction in infringement cases and new PTAB policies seen as discouraging some types of petitions.
10 Years of Legal Analytics
CIO Review, February 18, 2020
In 2006, Stanford Law School Professor Mark Lemley was looking to answer a seemingly simple question: “Where is the best place to file a patent case?”
Is It Malpractice To Not Use Legal Analytics?
TechLaw Crossroads, February 18, 2020
Bob Ambrogi and I have a running dispute. He says I was the first one to ask whether it might be malpractice to not use legal data analytics in today’s litigation world.
LawNext Episode 63: Legal Analytics Super Session from Legalweek20
Law Sites, February 18, 2020
The growing use of legal analytics is rapidly transforming the practice of law. In a special episode of LawNext recorded live during Legalweek 2020 in New York City, we bring together a super session of leading experts to discuss this new world of data-driven law.
Analytics, AI and Insights: 5 Innovations that Redefined Legal Research
Dewey B Strategic, February 17, 2020
Lexis and Westlaw were in the docket business for decades but it Lex Machina, which invented a way for lawyers to use analytics for pitches and litigation strategy. Lex Machina took the most mundane of legal data sets– docket entries and spun it into a goldmine of legal insights.
Legalweek20: Déjà Vu All Over Again
Above the Law, February 13, 2020
This year’s Legalweek conference was the tenth that I’ve attended, and has it ever changed over the years. Gone are the days of barely clothed angels hired by an exhibitor to lure in attendees from the cold.
Lex Machina Launches State Law Modules in California and Texas
Legal Reader, February 13, 2020
Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Legal Analytics platform, Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, announced an exciting new expansion into state court analytics. Consisting of more than 870,000 cases in Los Angeles County and Harris County (Houston metro area), the new modules give practitioners critical insights about judges, courts, law firms, individual attorneys and parties in state courts.
LegalWeek 2020: 5 Impressions of a Lawyer Turned Blogger
TechLaw Crossroads, February 8, 2020
I just returned home after four days in New York City for LegalWeek2020. LegalWeek is one of the biggest and most well-known legal tech conferences.
In-House Counsel Should Show Legal Department Data Analysis to Business Leaders
Corporate Counsel, February 5, 2020
Learning how to use and analyze that data can help general counsel show their value to the C-suite was discussed the collection and analysis of data on a panel at ALM’s annual Legalweek conference at the New York Hilton.
Lex Machina Launches State Court Analytics for California and Texas Counties – Launch Event at Legal Tech
Lex Blog, February 4, 2020
Lex Machina is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of new state court analytics modules offering data on more than 870,000 cases.
Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics Moves Into State Courts
American Lawyer, February 4, 2020
Carla Rydholm, director of product management for the Menlo Park, California-based company, said a mix of practicality and customer demand drove Lex Machina’s choice to lead off its state court incursion with those two metro areas.
Lex Machina Launches State Court Analytics for California and Texas Counties – Launch Event at Legal Tech
Dewey B Strategic, February 4, 2020
Lex Machina is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of new state court analytics modules offering data on more than 870,000 cases. The developers have maintained the look and feel of the Lex Machina federal modules and offer analytics insights into judges, courts, law firms and individual attorneys.
Balancing Competing Loyalties
Harvard Business Review, February 3, 2020
Can you recall a time when you competed against a former colleague for a deal, or faced a tricky hiring decision with a former co-worker among the candidates? Or, maybe you’ve advised clients on an acquisition or a lawsuit while former collaborators were advising the counterparty?
Mass Counterfeiting Whack-a-Mole
Above the Law, January 21, 2020
Any IP lawyer that represents a brand suffering from counterfeiting would do well to consider how the rise of mass counterfeiting cases may present them and their clients with yet another avenue for legal redress.
Podcast: Where Do Legal Analytics Come From?
Timely Notice, January 7, 2020
Neil Magenheim of Lex Machina joins Goldberg Segalla’s Jonathan Schwartz for a discussion of data analytics in the practice of law. Neil explains what clients can learn about private practitioners from available data, as well as how entities of all sizes can utilize data analytics to promote transparency in the law.
Analytics, AI and Insights: 5 Innovations That Redefined Legal Research Since 2010
Above the Law, January 2, 2020
Lexis and WESTLAW were in the docket business for decades but it was Lex Machina (now owned by Lexis Nexis), which invented a way for lawyers to use analytics for pitches and litigation strategy. Lex Machina took the most mundane of legal data sets– docket entries and spun it into a goldmine of legal insights.
The Decade in Legal Tech: The 10 Most Significant Developments
Law Sites, January 1, 2020
Every year, I write a year-end wrap-up of the most significant developments in legal technology. But as we reach the end of a decade, I decided to look back on the most significant developments of the past 10 years.
Here’s a List of Some Tech Tools Law Departments Are Using to Combat Nuclear Verdicts
Corporate Counsel, December 2, 2019
Here are some of the data tools and providers that corporate law departments are using to decide whether to settle or litigate claims, and choose which firms and which lawyers to put on cases. Litigation funders are using some of them, too.
How Legal Departments Are Using New Data Tools, Tactics to Fight Megaverdicts
Law.com, December 2, 2019
The insurance industry is leading the pack when it comes to using this “Moneyball” approach to litigation and financial services, but other big companies’ legal departments are also using data tools in their decision-making around litigation. Here’s a glimpse inside the third-largest property and casualty insurer’s legal operations.
Promoting Data Competency in Law Firms
On Firmer Ground, November 18, 2019
When we consider just how central data and technology are to the legal profession, it becomes increasingly imperative to distinguish between data literacy and data competency.
Lex Machina: Consumer Class Actions Nearly Tripled in the Past Decade
Property Casualty 360, October 24, 2019
The number of consumer protection class actions has nearly tripled in the past decade, with cases over data privacy and unwanted text messages behind the increase, according to a report compiled by Lex Machina.
The Firms That Filed The Most Patent Suits In Q3
Law360, October 24, 2019
Plaintiffs’ firms involved in patent litigation were less busy in the third quarter of 2019, with the number of total filings dropping about 15% compared to the second quarter, but several new faces joined the ranks of the firms filing the most patent suits, knocking some familiar players down the list.
The Cost of Contractual Perfidy with Intellectual Property
Forbes, October 15, 2019
Trade secret lawsuits increased more than 30% from 2016 to 2017, according to a 2018 report by the legal analytics firm Lex Machina. The stakes are high: The Lex Machina report found that trade-secret plaintiffs that can get their case all the way to trial had an almost 72% success rate from 2009 through 2018.
Lex Machina: Delivering the True Promise of Legal Analytics
CIO Applications, October 7, 2019
The company’s analytics solution for the legal sector is equivalent to a search engine that not only collects and indexes the humongous amounts of litigation data, but also harbors purpose-built apps that offer powerful insights about judges, lawyers, parties, and the subjects of the cases.
Louisiana Not So Busy in Employment Lawsuits, But Attorneys Can Learn From Recent Report, Litigation Data Expert Says
Louisiana Record, August 30, 2019
A California-based legal analytics provider has found that about one-third of all employment-related lawsuits filed in federal court over a 10-year period were bought in the Southeast.
Southeastern U.S. Employment Lawsuits Over Past Decade ‘Overwhelmingly Favor Employers,’ Report Says
Legal Newsline, August 30, 2019
Plaintiffs in the Southeast filed more than 68,000 employment cases in the past decade, which pencils out to more than 6,000 per year, Lex Machina, based in Menlo Park, California, said in its 2019 report “Employment Litigation in the Southeast.”
Lex Machina Launches New Consumer Protection Module Offers Webinar Today
Dewey B Strategic, August 27, 2019
Lex Machina is announcing the launch of the Consumer Protection Litigation analytics module covering nearly 145,000 cases, including more than 26,000 class action lawsuits, pending in federal district court since 2009. This is the 15th topical module added to the Lex Machina platform.
Lex Machina Releases Report on Employment Litigation in the Southeast – Texas Second in Damages Awarded
SE Texas Record, August 27, 2019
According to a report recently released by Lex Machina the Southern District of Florida had the most case filings, and nearly 75 percent of those included a Fair Labor Standards Act cause of action. The Southern District of Florida was followed by the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District of Texas.
First Annual Lex Machina ERISA Litigation Report Released
Legal Reader, August 23, 2019
Earlier this year, Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, released its first ERISA Litigation Report, which highlights data-driven trends and insights from more than 86,000 cases concerning disputes over the administration of employee benefits plans protected by The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974.
Employers Far Outpacing Workers In Pretrial Wins
Law360, August 21, 2019
Lex Machina found defendants in federal employment suits in the Southeast won their cases via summary judgment more than 1,500 times between 2016 and 2018 compared with just 60 such wins for plaintiffs, who in employment cases are generally workers. The firm tracked similar numbers in the Midwest, noting more than 800 summary judgment wins for defendants and just over 30 for plaintiffs over this period.
To Mark Or Not To Mark: Mitigating Trade Secret Theft Risk
Law360, August 21, 2019
With the federal Defend Trade Secret Act now being over 2 years old, Lex Machina Inc.’s finding that trade secret cases have increased 30% since 2016, and trade secret cases being highlighted in the news across industries, from the recent verdict against technology company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to a startup company obtaining a $91 million verdict against L’Oreal USA Inc.
5 Florida Plaintiffs Firms Are Most Active in Employment Law Across Southeast
Law.com, August 20, 2019
Morgan & Morgan is the busiest plaintiffs law firm and Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart is the most active on the defense side in employment litigation in Florida, Georgia and Texas, a new report found.
10 Busiest Employment Litigation Firms in Florida, Texas, Georgia
Texas Lawyer, August 20, 2019
“At the end of the day, I think legal analytics answers more strategy questions,” said Rachel Bailey, a legal data expert at Lex Machina.
Who Wrote ‘Stairway to Heaven’? Music Industry Braces for Copyright Suits
Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2019
In deciding last week that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied an 11-year-old Christian rap song, a federal jury in Los Angeles contributed to what music executives worry is a growing trend: infringement cases that claim some of the industry’s most popular songs are rip-offs.
Excerpts from webcast: How to Gain a Competitive Edge in Environmental Law with Legal Analytics
Law.com, July 22, 2019
In this episode of the Expert Perspectives podcast, sponsored by Lex Machina and hosted on Law.com, we’ll hear highlights from the June 11th presentation titled, How to Gain a Competitive Edge in Environmental Law with Legal Analytics.
DOJ’s New Enviro Cases Down Nearly A Third, Report Says
Law360, July 18, 2019
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a steadily decreasing number of environmental lawsuits in federal district court since 2010, while green groups have picked up some of the slack and law firms are busier than ever, according to a new litigation report.
Deepwater Horizon Most Litigated Environmental Issue of Past Decade, Report Finds
The Hill, July 16, 2019
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill proved to be one of the most litigious environmental events in the past decade, according to an analysis of cases released by Lex Machina on Tuesday.
Lex Machina Launches Federal Environmental Litigation Module
Legal Reader, July 16, 2019
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.
Lex Machina Launches Environmental Analytics Product: Hosting Webcast June 11th
Dewey B. Strategic, June 11, 2019
Today Lex Machina a LexisNexis product, is launching an Environmental Analytics module which provides insights on nearly 14,700 environmental cases pending in federal court since 2009. This is the fourteenth module in the Lex Machina suite of products.
How to Use Legal Data Analytics in Insurance Litigation
PropertyCasualty360, June 7, 2019
As the use of data has become more prevalent in many industries, insurers have also expanded the collection and use of data into many other areas of their business like fraud detection and marketing. But what happens when a disputed claim becomes a legal matter? How can insurers apply those same kinds of analytics to understand their legal exposure and improve their chances of succeeding in court?
Litigation Analytics: Not Just For Defense Firms Anymore
TechLaw Crossroads, June 5, 2019
It has occurred to me that litigation data analytics would be particularly appealing to contingency fee lawyers since it would enable them to better assess exposure and likely results and the time needed to get to an end resolution. I recently had a chance to talk with Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist and General Counsel of the data analytics company Lex Machina, about this issue.
Falling Filings Still Yield $1.8 Billion Damages
Global Legal Post, June 2, 2019
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, has released its first ERISA Litigation Report which reveals that the number of ERISA case filings declined from nearly 9,000 cases to about 6,600 cases from 2010 to 2018, a 26 per cent drop.
Ogletree Handles Most ERISA Cases, New Report Shows
Law 360, May 29, 2019
Lex Machina’s ERISA Litigation Report, released Thursday, details how the practice area has fared from 2016 to 2018, including a tally of damages in ERISA suits, a list of most active law firms and a breakdown of remedies awarded to workers in these cases.
Celebrity Adventures In Legal Analytics: Elon Musk Edition
Above the Law, May 23, 2019
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has been embroiled in securities and contracts-related litigation for years. Armed with analytics provided by Lex Machina’s latest litigation module you will be able to learn important details about case timing, resolutions, findings, damages, and remedies.
Analytics Insight Magazine Names ‘The 10 Most Influential Artificial Intelligence Executives’ in 2019′
Industry Wired, May 23, 2019
The magazine issue recognizes 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) executives who have been leading businesses, engaging in more forward-looking ways of thinking, and redesigning solutions powered by AI capabilities to disrupt businesses globally.
Analyzing Data Helps Attys Pick Counsel, Predict Costs
Law360, May 16, 2019
Data analytics can assist top legal decision makers in choosing the best outside counsel and more accurately predicting how long a matter may take, its cost and its chances for success, the general counsel of software company Lex Machina said Thursday.
Karl Harris: An Industry Innovator Transforming the Legal Landscape with Data-driven Insights
Analytics Insight, May 2019
AI has made it possible, that an entire profession, as conservative as the law, is changing the way they work. In the past, top lawyers would act on anecdata – stories they collected over their years of experience. Now, the same top lawyers are getting used to making data-driven decisions, which enables them to achieve better outcomes for their clients, but also for their own firm or department.
Essential Insights Into Contracts Litigation: A Must-Read Report
Above The Law, May 9, 2019
As a litigator who deals with contracts-related claims, you need to counsel your client towards a win, whether it be through settlement or trial. There’s now a legal analytics tool that contracts litigators can use that will give them a leg up over the competition so that winning is a more likely possibility.
Contracts Litigation Report a Key Advance to Understanding Trends and Plotting Strategy in Federal Contract Claims
JDSupra, May 8, 2019
Lex Machina has released its first Contracts Litigation report, having amassed the most comprehensive and accurate dataset available for analyzing contracts litigation in U.S. federal courts.
2 Law Firms Lead The Pack In Contracts Litigation
Law360, May 7, 2019
Two firms stood out as top players in contracts litigation over the past three years, as a decadelong decline of case filings shows signs of abating, according to a report released Tuesday. The report found that the rate of decline slowed in 2017, and in the case of franchise case filings specifically, even began to climb in 2018.
Federal Contract Filings are on a Decadelong Decline, New Report Finds
ABA Journal, May 7, 2019
Released Tuesday, the Contracts Litigation Report analyzed 146,000 federal district court contracts cases between 2009 and 2018.
Daily Dicta: Breach of Contract Litigation Is Way Down—but Greenberg Traurig Stays Strong
Law.com, May 7, 2019
There may not be a lot of glory in litigating contractual disputes, but it’s bread-and-butter work for many litigators. And the pickings are getting slim.
Legal Analytics: A Franchise Lawyer’s Most Important Tool
Above The Law, May 3, 2019
Franchise lawyers can use analytics to plan better in a legal landscape that is more competitive than ever. Franchisors and their counsel can learn more about the vast data that can inform all aspects of a case, from budgeting to trial strategy, to gain a competitive advantage and implement winning strategies in any federal jurisdiction and with any judge.
Not All Legal Analytics Tools Are Created Equal
LawSites, May 1, 2019
Some legal analytics solutions can produce inaccurate or misleading information, sometimes sending lawyers down the wrong path altogether. Access to a solution with a “legal analytics” label is not a guarantee of good, or even satisfactory, results.
Legal Analytics for Antitrust Litigation: Sizing Up the Antitrust Landscape
The Antitrust Attorney Blog, April 25, 2019
While there are a variety of analytics purveyors in the legal space, one vendor recently released a report specifically on antitrust litigation. Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, crawls PACER data and cleans and structures it to help users gain insights – and strategic advantage – in federal antitrust litigation.
Dr. Carla Rydholm on the Value of Legal Data Analytics
3 Geeks and a Law Blog, April 12, 2019
Not many people can make the transition from Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics, and then to the legal analytics field, but Dr. Carla Rydholm is someone who did just that. For nearly the past decade, Dr. Rydholm has been leading the charge of data analytics at Lex Machina.
Lex Machina – Changing the Game in Insurance Litigation
Insurance CIO Outlook, April 9, 2019
While most conventional legal research methods stop at data extraction, Lex Machina brings the power of accurate, insightful information to a litigations space that was long yearning for analytics.
Insights Into Insurance Litigation: An Interview With Ron Porter Of Lex Machina
Above The Law, April 8, 2018
Legal analytics have come to the world of insurance litigation. We spoke with Ron Porter, a Legal Data Expert in Product Liability at Lex Machina, about highlights from their 2018 Insurance Litigation Report.
Report: Antitrust Litigation Trends and Insights 2019
JDSupra, April 3, 2019
Antitrust litigation is a complex and unique area of law and this analytical review of over 9,000 cases included in Lex Machina’s database showcases customized insights that supplement traditional research and accumulated experience.
Court Rulings Take Toll On Private Antitrust Plaintiffs
Law360, April 3, 2019
Private plaintiffs have a better than 50-50 chance of winning antitrust cases that make it to trial, according to a new report from Lex Machina, but getting there is a trial in itself due to court rulings making it harder to win class certification and fend off dismissal motions and summary judgments.
Why Manufacturers Must Learn How to Keep Secrets
Manufacturing.net, March 27, 2019
It’s no secret that trade secrets are a critical component of manufacturers’ operations. Keeping these pieces of valuable proprietary information within company walls is crucial to protecting a competitive advantage.
Will Robot Lawyers Take Our Jobs?
Dmagazine, March 2019
No, but they might make us better attorneys. AI is rapidly spreading from the business arena to the legal sphere. A LexisNexis survey recently revealed that only 20 to 25 percent of legal departments use AI in at least one area, compared to the 40 percent in finance and 54 percent in HR that other studies have documented.
How Can You Access Litigation Funding? A Primer
Above The Law, March 22, 2019
Litigation finance is transforming the fields of both law and finance. Anyone who follows either area needs to understand how litigation funding works, its pros and cons, and its past, present, and future.
Trade Secrets Litigation Could Spur a Trend as Harmful as Patent Trolling
SE Texas Record, March 21, 2019
In the two years since Congress overhauled trade secret laws, a spike of court filings and a record-setting judgement could signal the opening of a new frontier in misusing intellectual property law reminiscent of patent trolling which has become a drag on economic growth.
How Data Analysis Is Disrupting the Legal Industry
Bigger Law Firm, March 20, 2019
Data analysis is rapidly taking hold in many industries as a way to make more objective measurements and gain valuable insight into the true nature of human-driven systems. Like the hard sciences, legal data analysis has been possible for as long as law has been practiced. Modern technology simply makes it more practical.
U.S. Patent Litigation Awards are Highest Since 2014; Two Cases Accounted for 64% of the Total Damages; Half Were Under $10M
IP CloseUp, February 19, 2019
1.4 billion dollars was awarded last year in patent damages, the most since 2014. Two cases were responsible for about two-thirds of that amount or $900 million, according the Lex Machina 2018 Litigation Report, leaving less than $500 million among 16 cases.
Lex Machina’s Annual Patent Litigation Report: Decline in Case Filings
Legal Reader, February 19, 2019
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the award-winning Legal Analytics platform, released its sixth annual Patent Litigation Report at the end of January – its most comprehensive report on patent litigation trends to date.
As the Climate for U.S. Patents Turns Brighter, Now is the Right Time to Invest in These Assets
IP Watchdog, February 7, 2019
After 12 years of doom and gloom for U.S. patents, the pendulum will swing back, leading to increased value. Like the age-old stock market rule says: buy low, sell high. This motto applies in the patent world as well.
Big Data: Legal Firms Play ‘Moneyball’
Financial Times, February 6, 2019
Is the hunt for data-driven justice a gimmick or a powerful tool to give lawyers an advantage and predict court outcomes? In an office above a nail bar in the Silicon Valley town of Menlo Park, the legal data business Lex Machina amasses as many rulings from US courts as it can get its hands on.
AI Goes to Court: A Conversation With Lex Machina and Dorsey & Whitney (Part 2)
JD Supra, February 5, 2019
Continuing my interview with Owen Byrd of Lex Machina and Caroline Sweeney of Dorsey, I asked them a couple of further follow-up questions on how artificial intelligence (“AI”) has the potential to rapidly change civil litigation.
3 Things The 2018 Patent Litigation Statistics Show Us
Above The Law, February 5, 2019
The recent release of the 2018 Lex Machina Patent Litigation Year In Review report once again provides a treasure trove of useful information for IP owners, defendants, and the patent attorneys who advise them. As I have said before, reports like the one just released by Lex Machina are an important contribution to the IP community and it behooves IP lawyers to read and consider them.
Be Careful What You Ask For: Unjust Enrichment In Trade Secret Misappropriation
JD Supra, February 5, 2019
According to Lex Machina’s 2018 Trade Secret Litigation Report, the number of trade secret cases pursued in U.S. federal courts has increased rapidly since the 2016 enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which granted federal court subject matter jurisdiction over claims raised under the Act.
How Patent Litigation Changed In 2018
Law360, January 31, 2019
The number of new patent case filings continued to drop in federal district courts, according to a new year-in-review report from Lex Machina. Fewer petitions were filed in the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. District courts saw fewer injunction requests.
Delaware Outstrips Texas As Top Patent Hotspot Of 2018
Law360, January 31, 2019
According to a new year-in-review report from Lex Machina, the high court’s 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC seems to have driven up the number of suits filed in Delaware, from 454 patent cases in 2016 to 878 in 2018, while filings in the Eastern District of Texas plunged from 1,665 in 2016 to 505 in 2018.
Patent Injunctions Drop Sharply In 2018
Law360, January 31, 2019
The number of injunctions being sought and issued in patent cases dipped in 2018 compared to recent years, a trend attorneys say may be linked to factors including a lower number of patent suit filings and case law that has helped accused infringers argue an injunction is not warranted.
These Firms Scored The Most Patent Work In 2018
Law360, January 31, 2019
Firms with offices in Delaware filed the most patent lawsuits in 2018, with that state seeing an influx of cases after a blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court ruling, while a pair of IP boutiques topped the list of firms fielding a high volume of work at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
How Legaltech Can Help You Compete Against Larger Firms
The Law Society, January 31, 2019
The ubiquity of internet-connected smartphones and free access to Wikipedia has brought encylopaedic knowledge to the masses in their homes, whereas before it was only available to those who frequented libraries or had the financial resources, The same applies to technological developments across all sectors, including law: although the first to benefit are those with deep wallets, in time, those benefits tend to spread across the board.
PTAB Trends: More Orange Book Patents Are Surviving the ‘Death Squad’
IPWatchdog, January 23, 2019
“[I]t appears that the pendulum is swinging back in favor of Orange Book patent owners. The number of petitions challenging these patents has slowed since the high rates seen in the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years. The rate of institution denials of Orange Book patents has risen considerably…”
The Rise of Next Generation CI
Thomson Reuters, January 22, 2019
The results are in: law firms with highly effective competitive intelligence (CI) functions perform better, over time than their peers, according to a study jointly produced by Acritas and The Tilt Institute. Not only do the firms with top ratings enjoy faster revenue increases, their profitability — by virtually any measure — grew up to 53% more than peers with less effective CI functions.
AI Goes to Court: A Conversation With Lex Machina and Dorsey & Whitney
JDSupra, January 16, 2019
Two months ago, I participated in a fascinating panel at Dorsey’s 30th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium in Minneapolis, entitled “The Times, They Are A-Changin’: AI Goes to Court.” We examined how artificial intelligence (“AI”) has the potential to rapidly change civil litigation and help clients achieve better results when facing risks in the court system.
The Benefits of the LexisNexis LegalTech Accelerator
Artificial Lawyer, January 16, 2019
First, what does this accelerator provide? In short, LexisNexis provides a raft of support ranging from access to their gigantic legal data store, to technical advice from luminaries such as Josh Becker, the cofounder of legal AI company Lex Machina (which is now part of LexisNexis), to advice on practical matters such as sales and marketing.
Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Forecast 2019
Crowell & Moring, January 9, 2019
How technology is finding its way into litigation case strategy: what to expect, how to evaluate the impact, and how several legal departments—at Cisco, Humana, and United Airlines—are already putting it to use. Today, technology is not only streamlining legal operations, it’s also finding its way into litigation case strategy— a move that will reshape the traditional formulas for courtroom success in the coming years.
Driving Analytics Into Practice: Advice from the Data Driven Lawyers
Dewey B Strategic, December 20, 2018
Last week Lex Machina hosted a panel discussion on the value of analytics in the practice of law. Readers who have met resistance from lawyers when they tried to introduce analytics products in their firms will find some insights to justify exploration of analytics products in their firms.
Pushback Derails Company That Thrived on Patent Lawsuits
The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2018
Shipping & Transit LLC sued more than 100 mostly small companies in 2016, making it the largest filer of patent lawsuits that year. But when the Florida company recently declared bankruptcy, it valued its U.S. patents at just $1.
Lex Machina Adds Contract Litigation Analytics Rebrands Commercial Module
Dewey B Strategic, December 5, 2018
Yesterday Lex Machina announced the launch of a newly expanded Contracts Litigation module which includes 45,000 new cases, which resulted in the awarding of $4 billion in damages. The module offers the standard Lex Machina insights into case timing, resolutions, findings, damages, and remedies, as well as insights into on opposing counsel, law firms, parties, judges, venues and other data that can inform litigation strategy or a pitch meeting.
Lex Machina and Law360 Announce Data Driven Lawyer Awards
LexBlog, December 5, 2018
Law360 and Lex Machina (both owned by LexisNexis) have created a new award recognizing lawyers “who are using data and analytics to dream up new ways to meet the challenges of their practice” Law 360 will be running a series of articles in which the award winners are interviewed.
Legal Analytics Tools Are Not Created Equal
Law Technology Today, December 4, 2018
While the benefits of legal analytics are clear, the capabilities of specific analytics solutions may not be. To put it bluntly, just because you have an “analytics” solution in your toolbox does not guarantee the results will be helpful.
The Data-Driven Lawyers Of 2018
Law 360, December 2, 2018
Big Data. Statistical Analysis. Insights. Innovation. These data-driven lawyers are making their mark on the legal industry and developing systems and practices that will change the way law is practiced in the 21st century.
ERISA Litigation Landscape Mapped by LexisNexis
PlanSponsor, November 14, 2018
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, announced the latest expansion of its legal analytics platform, featuring the addition of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation cases. The firm offered PLANSPONSOR a sneak peek at some of the first findings generated by the ERISA analytics platform.
Lex Machina Expands Its Employment Litigation Analytics with an ERISA Module
Law Sites, November 14, 2018
I’ve noted in a number of posts here Lex Machina’s continuing expansion of its legal analytics into new practice areas, particularly since its acquisition by LexisNexis in 2015. Today Lex Machina is announcing a new module that adds ERISA litigation cases. The module encompasses nearly 83,000 cases filed in federal district court pending since 2009.
Algorithms Tame Ambiguities in Use of Legal Data
Financial Times, November 14, 2018
When a machine is analysing a legal document, every word counts. For example, the insertion of “not” — just a three-letter word — changes the entire meaning of a contract’s clause. But while teaching machines to assess legal data is not easy, the benefits of doing so — from increased efficiency to better risk management — have spurred efforts to train computers to become more sophisticated in how they interpret the written word.
Legal Claims Soar Against Homeowner Insurers
P&C Specialist, October 15, 2018
Lex Machina last week released its Insurance Litigation Report, a new publication that it intends to release annually. Among the findings: cases involving homeowner insurance claims “fluctuated widely” over that time period, with large spikes in the wake of storms like Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to the report.
Insurance Litigation Balloons in Insurer-friendly Federal Courts, Report Finds
Property Casualty 360, October 12, 2018
The Insurance Litigation Report released by Lex Machina Tuesday sifted data from more than 93,000 insurance cases filed between 2009 and 2017. It reveals a large jump in automobile and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, which rose by 39% and 50%, respectively.
Law Firms’ Fightback: Financial Services
Financial Times, October 4, 2018
The emergence of two phenomena has left law firms in a state of existential angst. First, there is the rise of artificial intelligence-based services, such as data-miner Lex Machina, helping companies win cases and close deals. Second, consultancies such as Deloitte have been launching legal management consulting arms.
Legal Analytics: ‘Must-Have’ Tool Assists Carriers in Data-Driven Legal Decisions and Success in Litigation
Insurance Advocate, September 24, 2018
Until recently, insurance litigation relied heavily on legal research, anecdotal data shared among practitioners and the expertise of seasoned lawyers in order to prepare for and win cases. But while legal research can tell you what legal principles apply in a particular case, it does not give you the whole picture of how the principles were applied. Legal analytics takes a completely different approach.
NY Law Firms Benefit From Rise in Securities Lawsuits Over Cryptocurrencies
New York Law Journal, September 12, 2018
Securities lawsuits filed over either cryptocurrencies or bitcoin have tripled so far this year as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton announced a crackdown on that industry, according to a new report by legal analytics firm Lex Machina.
Securities Litigation Hits All-Time High
401k Specialist, September 11, 2018
We thought securities litigation would correlate to a bear market—we were wrong. Lex Machina is out with its “2018 Securities Litigation Report,” which, for comparison’s sake, it broke out by the pre and current Jay Clayton era as chairman of the SEC.
Skadden, Levi & Korsinsky Named Busiest Securities Firms
Law 360, September 11, 2018
Between January 2017 and June 30, Levi & Korsinsky filed 266 federal securities lawsuits, unseating Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP as the top law firm for shareholders, according to Lex Machina’s second annual Securities Litigation Report.
There’s Been a Rise in Securities Lawsuits Over Cryptocurrencies, and SEC Cases Are Behind It
National Law Journal, September 11, 2018
A Lex Machina report found that securities lawsuits filed over cryptocurrencies or bitcoin have tripled so far this year as SEC chairman Jay Clayton announced a crackdown on that industry.
Securities Cases Involving Cryptocurreny Rising – Lex Machina Report
BlockTribune, September 11, 2018
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the Legal Analytics® platform, has released its 2018 Securities Litigation Report. The document showcases the recent trends and insights from its database of over 15,000 securities cases litigated in federal district court since 2009.
Forging a Global Disputes Practice for the Digital Age
Lexology, September 10, 2018
A review of The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50 2018 report reveals that digital technology is driving change in the world’s largest litigation practices. With the exception of e-disclosure platforms, most of the technology is relatively new and evolving, so the challenge for firms is choosing which solutions to back.
Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics Module for Insurance Litigators
Insurance Innovation Reporter, August 8, 2018
The Insurance Litigation module provides data-driven insights and trends to help litigators successfully prepare case strategies, and counsel their clients, according to the vendor. It covers a broad spectrum of policy types, including homeowners, automobile, life, commercial liability, and more.
Lex Machina Extends Its Analytics To Insurance Litigation
Law Sites, August 7, 2018
The legal analytics platform Lex Machina, which is owned by LexisNexis, has been steadily expanding its coverage into new practice areas, and today has added insurance litigation. Insurance cases make up the third-largest case set on the Lex Machina platform, with court-awarded damages totaling nearly $2.8 billion.
Lex Machina Adds Insurance Litigation to Analysis Platform
Artificial Lawyer, August 7, 2018
Legal AI litigation research pioneer Lex Machina, which is now a LexisNexis company, has today announced a major new expansion that provides analysis of insurance litigation. The new module encompasses more than 92,200 cases pending in federal court since 2009.
A Look at Federal Trade Secrets Lawsuits in NC Since 2009
Triangle Business Journal, July 30, 2018
A rising tide in trade secrets litigation is continuing in the Triangle and beyond, largely due to a competitive hiring environment, advances in technology and – perhaps most importantly – a new federal law in 2016 called the Defend Trade Secrets Act.
Reports Shows Significant Increase in Trade Secret Litigation Since Passage of DTSA
IP Watchdog, July 27, 2018
On Wednesday, July 18th, legal data analytics firm Lex Machina announced the release of its first ever Trade Secret Litigation Report. The report encapsulates data sets and trend highlights occurring over a nine-year period from more than 9,800 cases brought under state trade secret laws and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016.
Review: Traditional Legal Research May Not Be Enough, You Need To Incorporate Analytics
LegalTech News, July 25, 2018
As a litigator, you actually have to analyze a lot of data such as: What’s the best court to file in? How has the judge ruled on similar matters? How many times has opposing counsel appeared before this judge? What if there was a service that could mine all that information for you and answer your specific questions? How powerful would that be for your practice? Welcome to the world of “legal analytics”.
Finding Treasure With Litigation Data Analytics Software
ABA Journal, July 24, 2018
There is a treasure trove of litigation data that for years was virtually inaccessible.
In 2018, that’s no longer the case. The recent maturation of the foundational technologies needed to support machine learning have made advanced data analytics and sophisticated language processing possible on a scale never before seen.
Trade Secret Litigation Report Reveals 30 Per Cent Rise
Global Legal Post, July 23, 2018
A hot topic among litigators, trade secret law has had a raised profile since the passage of the DTSA and high-profile cases at tech companies like Apple, Uber and Google. Practitioners want to find out more about litigation strategy in these cases, and the report was published to shed light on a range of data.
New Study Offers Deeper Look Into Growing Trade Secret Litigation
Corporate Counsel, July 19, 2018
Trade secret litigation has been heating up lately (think Fitbit Inc. or Uber Technologies Inc.), so it’s perfect timing for legal analytics company Lex Machina to release its first-ever Trade Secret Litigation Report that analyzes over 9,800 cases brought from 2009 through 2017 under state and federal laws.
Law Firms Climb Aboard the AI Wagon
The Economist, July 12, 2018
Machine learning can also help prepare for trial. It speeds up discovery, and assists lawyers in drawing up a litigating strategy. Lex Machina, a Silicon Valley startup now owned by Lexis Nexis, a legal-information provider, uses court documents from previous cases to make predictions about a particular case, such as its time to trial, its likelihood of success in various jurisdictions, and the damages it could win.
LexisNexis Launches Lexis Analytics, Leveraging Collective Power of Recent Acquisitions
LegalTech News, July 12, 2018
Over the past few years, LexisNexis has been on a buying spree. In 2015, the company bought Lex Machina, followed by a September 2016 purchase of startup Intelligize, an analytics platform that leveraged Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) data. Less than a year later, in June 2017, LexisNexis also acquired legal research, analytics and visualization platform Ravel Law. While LexisNexis has been slowly integrating some of the three products’ features into its main Lexis Advance platform suite, it is now looking to leverage its acquisitions towards something entirely new.
New Data Sheds Much-needed Light on the Trade Secrets Litigation Landscape
IAM, June 1, 2018
Yesterday, litigation data provider Lex Machina added its first module dedicated to tracking trade secret cases in US federal courts. It has previously been fairly difficult to get a macro view of just how much litigation activity there is in this area of IP law; the new figures give us a look at take-up for the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) as well as some insight into how parties are performing.
New Data on Trade Secrets Cases Can Point the Way for General Counsel
Corporate Counsel, May 31, 2018
Claimants, primarily companies, won about 71 percent of trade secret cases, and a majority of the defendants are former employees, according to new research from legal analytics research company Lex Machina. Owen Byrd, general counsel and “chief evangelist” at Menlo Park, California-based Lex Machina, said on Thursday the research can be vital to a general counsel’s decision-making.
The Best Kept “Secret” in Trade Secret Litigation? Lex Machina Launches New Platform
Crowell & Moring, Trade Secrets Trends, May 31, 2018
For anyone practicing in the trade secrets space who wants a leg up on the latest trends and authoritative insights backed by data, Lex Machina could be a game changer and won’t remain secret for long.
Employers Cleaning Workers’ Clocks In Bias Suits, Data Says
Law 360, May 31, 2018
Employers win far more discrimination cases than workers, but that trend gets turned upside down when the plaintiff is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to new federal employment case data from legal analytics firm Lex Machina.
Lex Machina Launches “Trade Secrets” Litigation Analytics – Outsmarting the Pacer NOS Codes for the Second Time
Dewey B Strategic, May 30, 2018
Today Lex Machina is announcing the release of a unique litigation analytics module on trade secrets. This is the second time in a year that Lex Machina has used machine learning to identify a unique and valuable subset of cases for with there is no “Nature of Suite” code in the Pacer system.
The Waymo-Uber Case is Just the Tip of the Iceberg When It Comes to Trade Secrets Lawsuits
Fast Company, May 30, 2018
First national analysis, by legal analytics firm Lex Machina, shows how often companies charge employees and rival firms with stealing trade secrets.In Silicon Valley, the land of highly mobile (and sometimes less than loyal) professionals, concerns run high about ex-employees taking company trade secrets to rival firms.
Lex Machina: Delaware the New Favourite for Patent Filing
World Intellectual Property Review, May 29, 2018
“Delaware is the leading court for patent litigation in the year since the TC Heartland decision,” according to new research. Legal analytics firm Lex Machina released its new data in a blog post on Friday, May 18.
One Year On From TC Heartland – The Federal Circuit Fills in the Gap as East Texas Adjusts
IAM, May 18, 2018
As if prompted by the looming first birthday of the TC Heartland decision, in the last ten days the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a flurry of opinions filling in many of the gaps left unanswered by the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on patent venue. Those recent decisions have largely placed further bounds on patent owners in determining where they can bring a suit.
Josh Becker, Lex Machina CEO – Using Analytics To Bring Open Transparency To The Law
FutureTech Podcast, May 22, 2018
In this interview CEO of Lex Machina, Josh Becker talks about insights in legal analytics and the company’s future aspirations since its acquisition by powerhouse, LexisNexis, in November 2015.
Want to Improve AI for Law? Let’s Talk About Public Data and Collaboration
ABA Journal, May 22, 2018
Creating robust, publicly available training data on a variety of legal topics would improve accuracy and adoption while lowering the cost of entry, which will increase the number of people experimenting and researching in machine learning applications for law.
Lex Machina Expands Analytics Insights into Remedies Grant/Deny Rates and Trends
Dewey B Strategic, May 17, 2018
This week Lex Machina added Remedies Analytics to their platform. Lawyers can now investigate the trends on grant and deny rates for permanent injunctions. Preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders. Grant/deny rates can be analyzed for specific judges and districts for the types of litigation currently covered by Lex Machina.
Hatch-Waxman Litigation: 60 Percent Increase in ANDA Lawsuits from 2016 to 2017Is the Trademark Litigation Slump Over? 2018 Trends and Predictions
IP Watchdog, May 16, 2018
Key takeaways from the report include a recent rebound in the number of cases related to ANDA filed in U.S. district court as well as a significant increase in ANDA case filings in a particular district currently facing a shortage in its judicial bench.
The percentage of patent infringement cases triggered by Paragraph IV certifications made by drugmakers filing ANDA applications represents about 10 percent of all patent infringement cases filed in the U.S., according to Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist Owen Byrd.
Delaware is the US’s Go-to Venue for Pharma Patent Litigation, But There Could Be Trouble Ahead
IAM, May 11, 2018
A burgeoning caseload and the retirement of key specialist judges might adversely affect the performance of the US district court for the District of Delaware in pharma patent litigation, according to Owen Byrd, general counsel and chief evangelist of Lex Machina, which has just produced its 2018 Hatch-Waxman ANDA Litigation Report.
Is the Trademark Litigation Slump Over? 2018 Trends and Predictions
World Trademark Review, May 9, 2018
Analysis of the latest data from Lex Machina suggests that US trademark litigation filing numbers will be flat in 2018 – potentially ending a four-year decline. As to the most popular venue for litigation and the go-to law firms so far in 2018, familiar names abound.
Report: Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation Increased Nearly 30 Percent In 2017
Pharmaceutical Processing, May 8, 2018
In the two-year period ending December 31, 2017, there were 741 Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) patent litigation cases and 196 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) pharmaceutical petitions filed, according to a new report issued by Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company.
BLJ: Trademark Holders Defend Their Products
Buffalo Law Journal, May 7, 2018
Trademark and patent holders have the right to protect their products and ideas, but it’s a right they must enforce themselves. Be vigilant and keep an eye on what competitors are doing, advised Jeremy Oczek, a member at Bond Shoeneck & King in Buffalo.
Pharma Patent Litigation on the Rise
IP Pro Patents, May 4, 2018
The fourth annual Hatch-Waxman/Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Litigation Report showed US district court ANDA case filings has increased by almost 30 percent over the last year. The most litigated drugs were Tecfidera (32 cases), followed by Eliquis (26 cases), and Sensipar (22 cases).
Report Says: Legal Challenges to Pharmaceutical Patents Saw 30% Increase in 2017
BioSpace, May 4, 2018
The new report, issued by Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, released its fourth annual Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Litigation Report that revealed the rise of patent-related lawsuits that were related to Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) filed in U.S. district courts.
Lex Machina Reports Jump in Generic Drug Litigation
National Law Journal, May 3, 2018
Hatch-Waxman litigation is back on the rise, particularly in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, according to Lex Machina’s annual report on litigation involving generic drugs.Suits filed in response to Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA) were a pocket of strength in an otherwise declining patent litigation landscape.
Generic Drug Patent Suits Up In 2017, Especially In Delaware
Law 360, May 3, 2018
Patent suits involving generic drugs increased 29 percent in 2017 over the previous year, with a hefty 60 percent spike in Delaware, according to a Thursday report by Lex Machina, and attorneys say the Delaware numbers are likely tied to the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland ruling.
Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi Lead in Patent Litigation, Report Says
BioPharma Dive, May 3, 2018
Over a two year period from 2016 through 2017, 741 federal patent litigation cases were filed related to Food and Drug Administration Paragraph IV pharmaceutical Abbreviated New Drug Applications and 196 Patent Trial and Appeal Board petitions involving Orange Book patents, a new report from LexisNexis company Lex Machina said.
Generic Drug Litigation Snowballed in 2017, With Del., NJ as Top Venues
Law.com, May 3, 2018
Litigation over generic drug applications under the Abbreviated New Drug Application process increased 30 percent in 2017, according to a report by litigation analytics company Lex Machina. But filings of ANDA cases still haven’t reached 2015’s blockbuster level of 475, according to Lex Machina’s report, which was made public Thursday.
ANDA Cases Surge 60% in Delaware: Lex Machina
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review, May 3, 2018
The filing of patent cases related to Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) soared at the US District Court for the District of Delaware last year, while filings dramatically fell in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. According to Lex Machina, Delaware and the US District Court for the District of New Jersey remained the top two venues for ANDA cases.
Video: Interview with Owen Byrd of Lex Machina at American Bankruptcy Institute
Law Sites, April 30, 2018
At the annual meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute on April 20, I moderated a plenary panel, “Artificial Intelligence: Why It Matters To Your Future Bankruptcy Practice.” In advance of the panel, the ABI recorded a series of video interviews I conducted with some of the panelists. Here is my interview with Owen Byrd, chief evangelist and legal counsel at Lex Machina.
Product Liability Litigation: ‘Stand And Fight’ Strategy Pays Off For Drug And Device Makers
Pink Sheet, April 4, 2018
In its first product liability litigation report, released April 2, Lex Machina analyzed more than 289,200 cases filed in US district court involving medical devices or pharmaceuticals since Jan. 1, 2009. It found that 96% of these cases are settled or resolved procedurally and of the 4% that reach a decision on the merits, about 90% are decided in the defendant’s favor.
Data-driven Decisions: Using Legal Analytics to Up Your Game
State Bar of Wisconsin, April 4, 2018
What is the likelihood that a pending bill will be enacted? How likely is Judge Smith to grant a motion for stay? What is the average time to trial in a trademark suit in the Northern District of New York? Has my expert’s testimony ever been challenged and if so what was the outcome? These are the types of questions that can be addressed using legal analytics research tools.
East Meets West
Modern Counsel, April 3, 2018
Few litigators find themselves going in-house, but Steven Geiszler found a position with Huawei that he couldn’t pass up, given how many of his skills he could leverage for the Chinese telecom juggernaut.
The Firms Handling The Most Product Liability Cases: Report
Law 360, April 2, 2018
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and DLA Piper are among the firms handling the most product liability cases in multidistrict litigation in recent years, according to a report released Monday by legal analytics firm Lex Machina.
Report: New Medical, Pharma Filings in Federal Courts Declined
New York Law Journal, April 2, 2018
Medical device and pharmaceutical liability lawsuit filings in federal courts, while still the leading category of products liability complaints, have declined slightly in recent years while vehicle and aircraft cases are on the rise, according to a new report released Monday.
Lex Machina 2018 Products Liability Litigation Report Includes Trends and an Analytics “Primer”
Dewey B Strategic, April 2, 2018
The report highlights claims related to pharmaceuticals and medical devices and provides detailed insights on case findings, resolutions timing, damages awarded in verdicts, and approved class action settlements.
As we all enter the brave new world of analytics – the understanding of data parameters and algorithms will be of increasing importance.This analysis must become second nature to all lawyers librarians and researchers.
Legal Analytics – 90% Percent Says Value Add, Roughly One-Third Says Invaluable
Legal Reader, March 5, 2018
A new survey on the use of legal analytics among AmLaw 200 law firms [ranked by number of attorneys, profits per partner, and overall revenue] reveals that 90% of users feel it adds value to their practice, with 29% calling it ‘invaluable.’
The Firms Landing The Most Cases In 7 Practice Areas
Law 360, March 3, 2018
In Lex Machina’s new rankings, case volume speaks volumes. The legal analytics provider’s Top Law Firm Report reveals the firms that have fielded the most cases over the past five years, whether it’s litigating a complaint or mounting a defense.
Lawyers, Developers Team Up in Hackathon to Revamp Legal Industry
The Recorder, February 28, 2018
The Global Legal Hackathon, which took place from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25, was held simultaneously in 40 cities across six continents. A panel of experts including Owen Byrd, general counsel and chief evangelist at LexisNexis Group-owned legal analytics provider Lex Machina Inc., Margaret Hagan, director of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford Law School, and Jennifer Kelleher, directing attorney at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, acted as judges for hackathon-related pitches.
Outside Counsel Selection, Contracts & Outcome Analysis: Analytics’ Homes Beyond Discovery
Corporate Counsel, February 27, 2018
Analytics has frequently been touted as among the next big technologies in legal technology, and a recent report indicates that the technology is taking hold. The Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers’ (CTRL) third annual Analytics Report, which took accounts from a survey of attorneys and legal department professionals, found that analytics is likely to “be considered indispensable” and “will be widespread” among the legal profession over the next 10 years.
More Thoughts After LegalWeek NYC: Legal Analytics as a Source of Competitive Advantage
The Project Counsel Group, February 14, 2018
If there was a dominant theme at Legalweek this year it was this: for lawyers (especially litigators) performing accurate legal research has always been the core skill of successful lawyering. But over the past few years a new tool has appeared in litigators’ tool kits: legal analytics.
Considerations For Attorneys Using Artificial Intelligence
Law 360, February 14, 2018
Artificial intelligence is perhaps the most transformational technology of our era,  “likely to leave no stratum of society untouched.”  The legal services sector will be no exception.
3 Things The 2017 Patent Litigation Statistics Show Us
Above the Law, February 13, 2018
Considering the ongoing turmoil in patent practice, it behooves IP lawyers to develop as informed a sense as possible of what has truly happened in the market’s immediate past. Reports like the one just released by Lex Machina are therefore an important contribution to the IP community.
A Slow Year For Patent Litigation
Today’s General Counsel, February 12, 2018
The 4,057 patent lawsuits filed for the year was the lowest total for an entire year since 2011. Lex Machina data scientist Brian Howard noted that it may be appropriate to view current patent lawsuit filing levels as a “new normal,” but the year did see one dramatic change.
How Patent Litigation Changed In 2017
Law 360, February 7, 2018
Fewer patent suits were filed in U.S. district courts in 2017 than in any year since 2011, when the America Invents Act was passed, according to a new year-in-review report from Lex Machina. A total of 4,060 new patent cases were filed in courts across the country, a more than 30 percent drop from the level of cases filed just two years ago.
New Normal Takes Shape After TC Heartland Shakeup
Law 360, February 7, 2018
Results in districts newer to the patent game likely won’t change the reality that many suits will continue be filed in Delaware, Texas and a handful of other locales. While overall filing trends may not shift much as courts grapple with venue issues like what constitutes a place of business, those issues will remain hotly contested in individual cases and will keep attorneys busy.
Lex Machina Launches Delaware Court of Chancery Legal Analytics Module
Legal Reader, February 2, 2018
The latest news from our friends at Lex Machina is exciting for those attorneys handling corporate and contractual disputes. They just released the first state-specific module in their Legal Analytics® platform, and it’s all about the Delaware Court of Chancery. I’ll let them explain.
Video: Interview with Josh Becker, CEO of Lex Machina, at #Legalweek18
Law Sites, February 2, 2018
At Legalweek in New York, I caught up with Josh Becker, CEO of legal analytics company Lex Machina. Had no idea until we finished talking that he was running off moments later to deliver a keynote on legal analytics and the future of data-driven law.
Reshaping the Legal Services Sector Through Innovation and Technology
Thomson Reuters Zawya, February 2, 2018
The legal profession has always been identified as being traditional, unsusceptible to change, and guided by precedent as opposed to innovation. However, despite the fact that in comparison to other industries legal innovation has lagged behind, the scope, pace and reach of innovation and technology in the legal industry has, over the last years made significant strides.
Podcast: Perspectives on Analytics at LegalTech 2018
Inventing Professionals, February 1, 2018
I spoke with Josh Becker, the CEO of Lex Machina, and Jeff Pfeifer, the vice president of product management for LexisNexis, about Legaltech 2018 and the emphasis on analytics.
AI, Analytics, and How Cravath Is Embracing Technology
Law.com, January 26, 2018
At ALM’s upcoming Legalweek conference, one of the major overarching themes is how artificial intelligence will change the practice of law. In this episode of Law.com’s “Unprecedented” podcast, we talk with one of the speakers at the event—Scott Reents, the lead attorney for data analytics and e discovery at Cravath, Swaine & Moore—about the challenges and advantages to integrating AI with the legal profession.
Lex Machina Launches First State Court Analytics Module: Delaware Court of Chancery
Dewey B Strategic, January 25, 2018
Several weeks ago Lex Machina subscribers started seeing analytics from the Delaware Chancery court appear in the platform. It is significant that Lex Machina has entered the state analytics market where there are so few players. It is especially exciting that they have started with one the most important if not the most important jurisdiction for corporate and contractual disputes.
The Firms Filing The Most Copyright Suits
Law 360, January 25, 2018
The list of law firms filing the most copyright lawsuits over the fourth quarter of 2017 was surprisingly topped by BigLaw giant Fox Rothschild LLP, which launched more than 100 new cases on behalf of an adult film company. According to data compiled by Lex Machina, the Philadelphia-based firm filed a whopping 141 new copyright infringement cases.
Judging Lawyers: Objectively Evaluating Big Law Litigation Departments
LLRX, January 21, 2018
Data is changing the way lawyers litigate. Motion practice, a critical weapon in an attorney’s arsenal, is increasingly informed by statistical insight. But data has yet to significantly impact how clients select their litigation counsel. Lawyer and law firm evaluation has traditionally been a subjective measure: driven by perception, personal relationships, and word-of-mouth recommendations.
Patent Cases in US Districts Courts Decline in Q4 2017: Study
World Intellectual Property Review, January 17, 2018
Statistics published by legal analytics company Lex Machina have shown a drop in patent cases to US district courts for Q4 of 2017.
The Data-Driven Lawyer and the Future of Legal Technology
Law Technology Today, January 15, 2018
One of the most fundamental challenges that law firms, legal departments, and individual lawyers face today is inextricably tied to data. Whether you are a lawyer, legal librarian, or paralegal, your work involves finding and synthesizing relevant information more quickly, even as the body of information we’re sifting through continues to grow.
3 Lessons On Data From Trademark Cases
Above the Law, December 11, 2017
Big data continues to deliver insights that IP lawyers can use in their practices. Thanks to information provided by the legal analytics firm Lex Machina I have been able to review statistics on trademark cases filed nationwide from 2009 to 2017.
Lawsuits Charging Sex-based Harassment in Workplace on the Increase
San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2017
More than 3,500 federal civil lawsuits related to harassment in the workplace have been filed so far this year, an increase over 2016, according to Lex Machina, a Menlo Park analytics firm that tracks litigation. Federal data show that the number of sex-based-harassment complaints filed in 2016 increased from the prior year.
What is Legal Analytics, and How is it Relevant to the Practice of Commercial Law?
Law Technology Today, December 8, 2017
The lawyer of tomorrow will routinely make decisions based on data. In fact, some lawyers are already doing so today. How? They use a relatively new tool, called legal analytics, to mine previously unavailable insights from data derived from millions of actual dockets and case documents.
Legal Tech: The AI Generation
Legal Futures, December 7, 2017
The field of artificial intelligence (AI) saw a true Renaissance in this decade. More than $3.6bn has been invested this year in companies that develop AI applications. This is more than the $3.3bn invested in 2016, with another quarter remaining.
Lex Machina’s 2017 Trademark Litigation Report Shows High Percentage of Overall Damages Awarded on Default Judgment
IP Watchdog, December 5, 2017
Overall, trademark litigation since 2009 has been remarkably stable, especially when compared to other areas of intellectual property litigation. Trademark case filings have generally declined between 2009 and 2016 and case filing activity within a single year has ranged from 4,000 cases filed up to 4,800 filings.
The State Of The Patent System: A Look At The Numbers
Law 360, November 27, 2017
Patent lawsuits continue to decline in the U.S., now at or below rates last seen at the depths of the Great Recession. Meanwhile, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office continues with a caseload that remains an incredible three times what was predicted when the America Invents Act first became law.
Sex Claims Face Hurdles — Federal Law Imposes Tight Deadline, High Burden of Proof
The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2017
Statistics show that the deck is stacked against people making sexual harassment claims, plaintiffs’ lawyers say.
Legal analytics company Lex Machina found that while more than 75% of employment cases settle, almost always under nonpublic terms, when the courts do reach a determination on sex or gender discrimination under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they favor defendants more than 95% of the time.
Lex Machina Releases Products Liability Litigation Analytics Module
Dewey B Strategic, November 13, 2017
Today Lex Machina is announcing the release of a new module which covers federal product liability litigation. The products liability module will provide the same trends in case timing, resolutions, findings, and damages for injuries caused by product defects, including medical devices/pharmaceuticals, vehicles, aircraft, asbestos, and more.
Lex Machina Adds Analytics for Product Liability Litigation
Law Sites, November 13, 2017
As it continues to expand its legal analytics into new practice areas, Lex Machina is today announcing the addition of analytics for federal product liability litigation. The new module is the largest expansion of the platform to date, it says, encompassing nearly 500,000 cases pending since 2009, including 158,000 open cases.
Analytics and Technology Insights
AALL Spectrum, November 1, 2017
Analytics tools enable lawyers to ask completely new questions and gain insights that are virtually unavailable in a text-based research world. There is a wide variety of use cases for analytics, including: pitch strategy, alternative fee arrangement responses, litigation strategy, deal negotiation strategy, managing client expectations, driving process, internal benchmarking, and developing peer metrics.
Patent Lawsuits Flock From Texas to Delaware After TC Heartland
World Intellectual Property Review, October 13, 2017
More patent cases were filed in Delaware than in Eastern Texas in the third quarter of 2017, with the US Supreme Court’s TC Heartland ruling appearing to take its toll on the traditionally popular jurisdiction.
Many Patent-holders Looking to East Texas Following Supreme Court Ruling
ARS Technica, October 12, 2017
For several years, the Eastern District of Texas hosted more patent lawsuits than any other judicial district in the country. But in May, the Supreme Court sharply limited where patent owners can choose to file their lawsuits, in a case called TC Heartland.
Round 2: Legal Tech Accelerator
Stanford Law School, October 9, 2017
LexisNexis has announced the second round of its Legal Tech Accelerator Participants. The program is based in the Menlo Park (Calif.) offices of Lex Machina and for the first time, at the Raleigh Technology Center for LexisNexis on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University.
Making Sense of the Litigation Analytics Revolution
Sedgwick LLP, October 4, 2017
Lex Machina’s analytics platform focuses on several specific areas of law, giving counsel a wealth of information for researching a jurisdiction. Lex Machina’s Comparator app can compare not only the length of time particular judges’ cases tend to take to reach key milestones but also previous outcomes, including damages awards and attorneys’ fees awards.
LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator Gears Back Up With Second Cohort
Inside Counsel, October 3, 2017
The company’s legal technology accelerator program will run this time with seven new startups with big dreams of disruption in the legal field. The companies will move through the accelerator’s business development curriculum and work between Lex Machina’s Menlo Park office and the LexisNexis Raleigh Technology Center.
Lex Machina Expands Legal Analytics Platform into District Court Bankruptcy Appeals
Legal Reader, September 28, 2017
Whereas bankruptcy judges are highly specialized, most district court judges rarely encounter bankruptcy appeals, making the process more challenging for attorneys and outcomes less predictable. With this release, Lex Machina has proved that analytic insights can be uncovered for appellate matters and that these insights are enormously valuable for lawyers and their clients.
Lex Machina Launches Bankruptcy Appeals Analytics Module
Dewey B Strategic, September 26, 2017
Bankruptcy practice is highly specialized and Lex Machina developed the new module based on feedback received from top bankruptcy litigators. The new product incorporates 10 practice-specific tags and 15 unique “dispute appeals” categories, which will enable attorneys derive insights a competitive advantage throughout the appeals process.
Meet the New King of Patent Litigation (sorry, East Texas)
The Texas Lawbook, September 22, 2017
The Eastern District of Texas has lost its status as America’s top place to sue businesses for patent infringement. Delaware is the new king of patent litigation. Just one year ago, patent holders filed three times more infringement lawsuits in East Texas than they did in the Delaware federal courts.
The AI Surge: Coming Soon to a Legal Department Near You
Corporate Counsel, September 5, 2017
Whether it’s machine learning, behavioral algorithms, suggestive or voice-recognized searches or autonomously powered self-driving vehicles, companies around the globe are using different forms of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve user-product experience.
Legal Services Start-ups Target Lawyers’ Paperwork
Financial Times, August 28, 2017
Advanced analytics prove invaluable to law firms handling reams of documents. For example, Lex Machina, part of the legal research and risk management company LexisNexis, analyses millions of court decisions for insights on how judges reach decisions, which arguments are most likely to be e ective in court, and the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing legal team.
LexisNexis is Testing Chatbots for Lawyers
Venture Beat, August 23, 2017
The goal is to give users the option to take more of a conversational approach to LexisNexis research or AI services, rather than the “typing keywords into a search bar” approach that has become so common.
Lex Machina Commercial Litigation Report Shows That One-Fifth of Commercial Cases Include IP Claims
IP Watchdog, August 22, 2017
In early August, legal data analytics firm Lex Machina released its first Commercial Litigation Year in Review report, which identifies trends and highlights in commercial litigation filed in U.S. district courts between 2009 and 2017. Of the different types of intellectual property claims which are included in commercial litigation, trademark claims are by far the most common.
Commercial Litigation is on a Downswing—But These Firms Are Coming Out on Top
Law.com, August 4, 2017
In its first report analyzing commercial litigation trends, legal analytics expert Lex Machina found the number of federal lawsuits between two or more business entities for breach of contract and business torts has steadily dropped since 2009.
For 8 Years, One Firm Led Both Sides Of Biz Litigation
Law 360, August 4, 2017
Over the last eight years, one law firm has dominated the pack on both sides of the table in commercial litigation, and the majority of all commercial litigation — cases with claims like breach of contract — was duked out in California’s Central District, a data scientist told Law360 on Friday.
Commercial Suits Slip, but Greenberg Traurig Stays Busy
The Recorder, August 4, 2017
There has been a steady decline in contract and business tort cases since the economic crisis in 2009. But there’s still plenty of litigation and some firms have kept busy by representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
US Commercial Cases Decline Over Eight Years
Global Legal Post, August 4, 2017
Legal analytics firm Lex Machina assessed cases in US federal district courts and found that as the economy recovered, fewer business were suing on contract or business tort claims. The research also revealed that US law firm Greenberg Traurig was the leading law firm in federal US district courts over the last eight years.
This Minneapolis Company is One of the Most Sued in America
Twin Cities Business, August 3, 2017
Data accumulated by LexisNexis subsidiary Lex Machina suggests Minneapolis may be home to one of the most sued corporations in America. Based on cases filed between January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2017, discrimination lawsuits are by far the most common (87 percent of cases), followed by retaliation (66 percent) and harassment (35 percent).
Workers Win Only 1% Of Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits At Trial
Fast Company, July 31, 2017
According to a new analysis of employment cases by legal research service Lex Machina, very few employees who file federal job discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims even make it to court, and only 1% of those claims eventually succeed in court.
Comparing The PTAB And District Court For Life Sciences Patents
Mondaq, July 20, 2017
Are petitioners having an easier time prevailing at the PTAB than in District Court? In this article, we review data from Lex Machina to assess whether patent challengers have an easier time prevailing on the merits at the PTAB or in District Court when challenging pharma or biotech patents
Patent Suits in Eastern Texas Fall After TC Heartland: Lex Machina
World Intellectual Property Review, July 20, 2017
According to legal analytics firm Lex Machina, the number of cases filed “significantly declined” in Eastern Texas to 26% (293 cases) in the quarter, compared with 37% (474 cases) in the second quarter of 2016. Before the TC Heartland decision, in the first quarter of 2017, the district had 32% (311 cases) of the patent suits filed.
Patent Lawsuits Drop 21 Percent in the Eastern District of Texas as SCOTUS Ruling Brings New Era
ABA Journal, July 19, 2017
Patent lawsuits in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas are on the decline as a result of a May ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision, TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands Group, is “ushering in a new era for the place America has gone to settle disputes about inventions,” Texas Lawbook(sub. req.) reports
Workplace Plaintiffs Face Long Odds at Trial, Analytics Data Indicates
ABA Journal, July 17, 2017
Lex Machina last week launched an employment litigation search and analysis module that covers findings of hostile work environment, retaliation and Title VII issues such as race bias, as well as discrimination based on age, equal rights, military, pregnancy and rehabilitation. Lex Machina reviewed nearly 72,000 cases and found that nearly three-fourths of them settle, while employers prevail on summary judgment 13 percent of the time.
‘Moneyball’ Legal Analytics Helps Lawyers Assess Judges
San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2017
Intellectual property lawyer Huong Nguyen walked into a federal courtroom a few years ago to defend a case for a maker of generic pharmaceuticals. Another lawyer told her that the judge had a reputation of favoring name-brand drug makers, which would normally suggest that Nguyen might lose at the trial level. But one source of information made her believe that she had a better shot: legal analytics.
Lex Machina Adds Analytics For A New Area Of Law: Employment Litigation
Law Sites, July 12, 2017
When LexisNexis acquired the legal analytics platform Lex Machina in November 2015, the plan was to use LexisNexis’s collection of federal and state docket data to expand Lex Machina’s analytics beyond its original area of intellectual property. Since then, it has been adding practice areas at a regular clip, starting with securities last July, antitrust in November, and commercial litigation last month.
Lex Machina Launches Employment Analytics
Dewey B Strategic, July 12, 2017
Lex Machina is launching the third new module in the past twelve months, following the release of Securities and Commercial Law products.The new employment litigation module includes over 70,000 discrimination, retaliation, and harassment cases pending in federal court since 2009.
The Firms Filing the Most Copyright Cases
Law 360, July 11, 2017
According to data compiled by Lex Machina, New York-based Liebowitz Law Firm led the pack for the second quarter in a row, filing 113 new cases from April 1 through June 30, up from 97 over the first quarter of the year.
The Firms Filing the Most Trademark Cases
Law 360, July 11, 2017
According to data compiled by Lex Machina, 25-attorney Chicago firm Greer Burns & Crain Ltd. topped the list for the second quarter in a row with 25 new cases, filed on behalf of brands such as Levi Strauss, Luxottica, Cartier and others.
The Firms Filing the Most Patent Cases
Law 360, July 11, 2017
According to data compiled by Lex Machina, Devlin Law Firm LLC led the pack with 69 new patent cases filed between April and June. Almost a third of the lawsuits were filed on behalf of Hybrid Audio LLC, which went after companies like Amazon.com Inc. and Roku over a patent covering MP3 technology.
TC Heartland Is Already Remaking The Patent Litigation Map
Law 360, July 5, 2017
It’s only been a few weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision restricted where patent lawsuits can be filed, but new data shows the decision has already shifted litigation trends, with patent suits spiking in Delaware and dwindling in the Eastern District of Texas.
Lex Machina PTAB Report Highlights Top Petitioners, Patent Owners and Law Firms Appearing in Cases
IP Watchdog, June 23, 2017
Some of the reports most interesting findings involve which entities are most active at the PTAB as well as the law firms representing parties most frequently during PTAB proceedings.
Profiles In Innovation: An Interview With Owen Byrd Of Lex Machina
Above the Law, June 21, 2017
Over the course of preparing for yesterday’s webcast on legal analytics and commercial litigation, hosted by Above the Law and sponsored by Lex Machina, I had the pleasure of getting to know Owen Byrd, the company’s chief evangelist and general counsel.
Moneyball Legal Analytics Now Online for Commercial Litigators
Commercial Law World Magazine, June 21, 2017
Have you ever wished to know exactly how a judge, or opposing party, or even your own client has behaved in prior cases like yours?
Legal Analytics enables attorneys to make data-driven decisions. Its Moneyball for lawyers.
Lex Machina Announces Commercial Litigation as Next Rollout in Analytics Platform Expansion
LegalTech News, June 21, 2017
Over the past year, the company has engaged in an effort to expand its technology into all areas of federal practice, and on June 20, it announced its expansion into commercial litigation. Litigation is one of those arenas that is increasingly proving ripe for analytics technology, and Lex Machina CEO Josh Becker in a statement billed the foray into commercial litigation as its “biggest most ambitious endeavor yet.”
Lex Machina Expands Legal Analytics Platform to Commercial Litigation
Global Legal Post, June 21, 2017
Lex Machina – a LexisNexis company – has expanded its Legal Analytics platform into commercial law in efforts to expand the tool beyond patent, trademark, copyright, securities, and antitrust law and to cover every federal practice area. The market is a potentially lucrative one for the platform as commercial litigation generates more than $6 billion in billings by law firms in the US annually.
Lex Machina Marks Timely Addition of Commercial Case Analytics
ABA Journal, June 20, 2017
“This is our moment to move outside specialty practices into the larger area of the law,” Byrd said in a webinar that demonstrated the module. Lex Machina began as a 2006 Stanford University intellectual property clearinghouse, and grew as a company to include securities and antitrust cases.
Lex Machina Extends Legal Analytics Platform to Commercial Litigation
Legal IT Insider, June 20, 2017
In a significant expansion of its current analytics offering, Lex Machina, which was acquired by LexisNexis in November 2015, today announced that its legal analytics platform now covers commercial litigation. Commercial litigators using the platform will be able to make data-driven decisions based on detailed information about more than 62,000 commercial cases pending since 2009.
Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation
Law Sites, June 20, 2017
Since its acquisition in November 2015 by LexisNexis, Lex Machina has been using LexisNexis’s collection of federal and state docket data to expand its analytics platform beyond its original area of intellectual property into other practice areas, adding securities last July and antitrust in November. It plans eventually to cover every federal practice area.
Lex Machina “DeCodes” Commercial Litigation: Launches Latest Analytics Insights into Business Torts and Contract Litigation
Dewey B Strategic, June 20, 2017
Owen Byrd, the Chief Evangelist at Lex Machina is really excited about the latest module of legal analytics. Byrd provided me with a preview of the new commercial litigation product. While Byrd is proud of all of the Lex Machina modules, he sees the commercial product as providing lawyers with a truly unique set of insights.
These 3 IP Boutiques Still Reign at Patent Trial and Appeal Board
National Law Journal, June 15, 2017
Intellectual property boutiques Fish & Richardson; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; and Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox maintain dominant positions in America Invents Act litigation, but global Am Law 50 firms continue making inroads at the PTAB. That’s one of the takeaways from Lex Machina’s annual review of AIA litigation at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
These Firms Handled The Most AIA Reviews Last Year
Law 360, June 15, 2017
The 2017 Patent Trial and Appeal Board Report by legal data analytics firm Lex Machina was released on the heels of the high court’s Monday decision to consider if AIA reviews violate the U.S. Constitution. The report provides a snapshot of the firms and companies that would feel the greatest impact if the justices were to eliminate AIA reviews.
As PTAB Nears Its Fifth Birthday the “Death Squads” Have More Than Just NPEs in Their Sights
IAM, June 15, 2017
Lex Machina’s ranking of the top petitioners will not surprise many. Predictably, it reads like a who’s who of the tech world. Apple is far ahead with 370 reviews, followed by Samsung Electronics, Google, Microsoft and LG Electronics. Despite its lead of over 100, the iPhone maker does seem to be losing some of its zeal for the PTAB, having filed just 24 so far this year while its rivals Google and Microsoft don’t even make it into the top 10.
Are More Than 90 Percent of Patents Challenged at the PTAB Defective?
IP Watchdog, June 14, 2017
Only 4 percent of all PTAB petitions for review proceedings end with a final written decision in which all claims are upheld as patentable. A few other data-based perspectives exist with a narrower focus on petitions that have lead to final written decisions issued from PTAB administrative patent judges (APJs). Of the 1,556 petitions for patent review proceedings at the PTAB that have reached final written decisions, only 16 percent of those final written decisions left all claims upheld.
Legal Analytics vs. Legal Research: What’s the Difference?
Law Technology Today, June 12, 2017
For hundreds of years, litigators have served their clients by applying facts to law using legal reasoning. To identify relevant law—statutes, cases, rules—to apply to the facts of a case, lawyers conduct legal research. Performing accurate legal research remains a core skill of successful lawyering.
Predictive Justice: When Algorithms Pervade the Law
Paris Innovation Review, June 9, 2017
To most people, the term “predictive justice” refers to a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick titled The Minority Report in which precogs predict future crimes. But it also covers a complex reality.
Lex Machina’s Online Tools Can Help Patent Owners Spot Conflicts of Interest at PTAB
IP Watchdog, May 10, 2017
In recent days, we’ve been reporting on a series of possible ethical issues concerning administrative patent judges (APJs) serving at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Of particular interest to patent owners facing challenges at PTAB will be the Counsel tab, which is found in the top margin after logging into Lex Machina.
Phila. Law Firms Among Most Active for New Drug Lawsuits
Philadelphia Business Journal, May 10, 2017
Because so many drug companies are either headquartered or incorporated in Delaware and New Jersey, those two states have been home to the lion’s share of filings in cases that often have hundreds of billions of dollars at stake in battles between brand-name and generic drug manufacturers.
Lex Machina ANDA Litigation Report Shows Recent Decline in Case Filings and Top Parties in Filings
IP Watchdog, May 8, 2017
On Thursday, April 27th, legal data analytics firm Lex Machina released a Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation report detailing trends and key findings from pharmaceutical cases filed in U.S. district courts between January 1st, 2009, and March 31st, 2017. More than eight years worth of data shows that patent infringement case filings in response to ANDAs filed with the FDA declined in 2016 for the first time in three years.
Artificial Intelligence Closes in on the Work of Junior Lawyers
Financial Times, May 4, 2017
Meanwhile, technology continues its march, transforming the antiquated world of law courts. In the US, Lex Machina, a start-up acquired by Lexis Nexis in 2015, crunches data about court rulings to analyse types of cases filed and examine past successes, replacing work that is normally done by newly qualified lawyers.
Let Me Introduce You to Three Robot Lawyers
Lexology, May 4, 2017
The practice of law is going to look very different 15 years from now. The most routine legal work traditionally performed by human lawyers will likely be carried out by artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, some law firms have already employed robots to perform legal services and private companies are rapidly developing new artificial intelligence and data analytics tools for lawyers. I would like to introduce you to three examples.
Machine Arbitrator: Are We Ready?
Kluwer Arbitration Blog, May 4, 2017
A group of lawyers has been coveted in recent years by the most prestigious law firms. They are supposed to predict results more accurately than Gary Born, create more persuasive stories than Stanimir Alexandrov and even issue better awards than Gabrielle Kauffman-Kohler. Their names are Watson, Ross, Lex Machina and Compas – they are Machine Learning Systems (“MLS) with natural language capability and the capacity to review thousands of decisions in merely seconds.
How to Leverage Task-Based Legal Work to Improve Value, Efficiency and Outcomes
Corporate Counsel, May 1, 2017
The Fordham Law Review recently published an article on the growing shift within legal departments and courts to unbundle cases into discrete tasks to better control legal spending. Sophisticated corporate leaders in this area set expectations in-house and with outside counsel on budget, efficiency and accountability. They also leverage process, technology and data to make informed decisions on tasks, strategy and spending.
Lex Machina Reports That Q1 2017 Saw Fewest Patent Infringement Cases Since Q3 2011
IP Watchdog, April 30, 2017
On April 12th, legal data analytics firm Lex Machina released a litigation update report for the first quarter of 2017 which highlights trends in intellectual property suits being filed in U.S. district courts. One of the key findings is that only 938 patent infringement actions were filed in district courts during the recent quarter, a total which is the lowest for a single quarter since the third quarter of 2011 when only 921 such cases were filed.
Generic Drug Patent Cases Fell By One-Third In 2016: Report
Law 360, April 27, 2017
The number of patent suits over generic drugs filed in 2016 dropped by 32.5 percent over the previous year, according to a report released on Thursday by Lex Machina, a decline that an attorney says may be due to the rise of inter partes reviews and other factors.
ANDA Case Filings Drop 32%, But Still High Compared To Last Decade
The Pink Sheet, April 27, 2017
As for why there was a decline in 2016, Brian Howard, Lex Machina’s associate general counsel and legal data scientist, said part of the fall-off was due to fewer cases being filed in the Southern District of New York, the third largest district for ANDA cases. It had a peak of 41 cases in 2011 and only one case in the last five quarters.
Warning that Artificial Intelligence has Legal Implications
IT Wire, April 25, 2017
An AI tool may be able to detect new matter or a new client opportunity and prompt the partner to initiate a business development activity. It may also recommend which barristers are best suited to a specific case using a research tool which knows the lawyers’ backgrounds and recent case history, as well as the details of the current matter.
Is Artificial Intelligence Making Lawyers a Disappearing Profession?
AFR Weekend, April 25, 2017
For years, artificial intelligence has been automating tasks—like combing through mountains of legal documents and highlighting keywords—that were once rites of passage for junior attorneys. The bots may soon function as quasi-employees.
The Patent Litigation Lie
Forbes, April 13, 2017
Is the so-called “patent litigation” explosion real? The beauty of this question is that it’s 100% answerable through verifiable facts. So let’s look at the facts: According to Lex Machina, a respected legal analytics firm, there were 4,537 patent infringement suits filed in 2016, which represents a 22% decline from the 5,819 cases filed in 2015. But it also represents a 26% drop in patent suits filed since 2013, when an all-time high of 6,114 cases were filed.
A Supreme Court Case Involving Artificial Sweeteners Could Have a Huge Impact on Silicon Valley
Quartz, April 4, 2017
On paper, Kraft v. TC Heartland is not a very exciting case. It’s a lawsuit involving artificial sweeteners and the plastic containers they come in. It’s not the kind of case one would expect to make it all the way to the US Supreme Court and have sweeping implications for the future of the US technology industry.
LexisNexis Announces First Legal Tech Accelerator Participants
Global Legal Post, April 4, 2017
LexisNexis has announced the first five participants in its new Silicon Valley legal tech accelerator programme created to give startups a leg up in the legal tech industry and transform the business of law.
LexisNexis Chooses TagDox Among Start-ups for Legal Tech Accelerator
Artificial Lawyer, March 31, 2017
The accelerator, which was announced last December, examined over 40 applications to the mentoring and development scheme, which will lead the lucky five legal tech companies through a 12 week period of training and education designed to further their business and technology goals.
Artificial Intelligence Meets the Mainstream
Association of Corporate Counsel, March 30, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook, is known for setting ambitious New Year’s resolutions. For example, in 2010, Zuckerberg taught himself Mandarin. In 2015, he pledged to read one new book every other week. For 2016, however, Zuckerberg declared perhaps his most ambitious resolution yet: building a voice-controlled artificial intelligence (AI) assistant to run his home.
Texas in the Rearview Mirror?
Law 360, March 27, 2017
Companies as varied as tech giants, retailers, banks and generic-pharmaceutical companies have pressed the high court to rein in where suits can be filed, with many arguing that the large concentration of cases in the Eastern District of Texas puts accused infringers at a disadvantage.
The TC Heartland dispute centers on the federal law covering patent venue — known as Section 1400(b) — which holds that patent suits may be filed where the defendant “resides” or “has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business.”
Hard Times For Patent Trolls And Challengers As Courts, Targets Fight Back
Forbes, March 24, 2017
Texas hedge fund manager Kyle Bass lost another patent challenge this week, as a panel at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected his attempt to invalidate Biogen’s patent on Tecfidera, a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Overall Bass’s Coalition for Affordable Drugs – actually a collection of several special-purpose investment funds — has won 9 out of 33 challenges so far for a 27% success rate, according to Lex Machina, which tracks patent litigation.
High-Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction ‘Shopping’ in Patent Suits
The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2017
Businesses, particularly those in the tech sector, are watching closely a case to be argued in the Supreme Court next week challenging a system that has led to a concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions such as eastern Texas, where the number of new patent-infringement cases has soared from a few hundred annually a decade ago to a peak of more than 2,500 in 2015, by far the highest total for any district, according to data from Lex Machina.
The Supreme Court Could Fundamentally Change America’s Broken Patent System
Yahoo Finance, March 23, 2017
It was more than a decade ago that The New York Times exposed an anomaly that lawyers had been whispering about for some time. The sleepy, rural East Texas town of Marshall, Texas—“the self-proclaimed Pottery Capital of the World and home to the annual Fire Ant Festival”—had somehow become the nation’s hottest venue for filing high-tech patent suits.
The Lex Machina Story: From Start-Up to LexisNexis
Artificial Lawyer, March 21, 2017
Lex Machina is one of the most well known of the new breed of legal tech companies making use of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to help lawyers. The fact that it is part of legal publishing giant, LexisNexis, has no doubt helped in this regard. But, what does Lex Machina actually do and how did it get to where it is today?
A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet.
The New York Times, March 19, 2017[Labor economists] assumed that professionals, like lawyers, were safe because their work was wrapped in language. But advances in artificial intelligence overturned that assumption. Technology unlocked the routine task of sifting through documents, looking for relevant passages. So major law firms, sensing the long-term risk, are undertaking initiatives to understand the emerging technology and adapt and exploit it.
Rise of the Robolawyers
The Atlantic, March 16, 2017
For years, artificial intelligence has been automating tasks—like combing through mountains of legal documents and highlighting keywords—that were once rites of passage for junior attorneys. Beyond helping prepare cases, AI could also predict how they’ll hold up in court. Lex Machina, a company owned by LexisNexis, offers what it calls “moneyball lawyering.”
The Firms That Handle The Most Securities Litigation
Law 360, March 16, 2017
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP is the top firm for shareholders, representing investors and plaintiffs in 745 cases filed between 2009 and 2016, according to an analysis of federal court data published in Lex Machina’s Securities Litigation Report 2017. On the defense side, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has established a firm lead by guiding 349 companies in securities litigation over the same period.
Securities Litigation Up 23% in 2016: Insights from Lex Machina’s First Securities Litigation in Review Report
Dewey B Strategic, March 16, 2017
Only seven months after launching the Securities analytics module, Lex Machina has published their first Securities Litigation Year in Review Report. The report examines key trends in securities litigation using data from 2009 through 2016. It also identifies the top plaintiffs, defendants their law firms and outcomes including damages.
AIA has Not Significantly Altered Patent Litigation Totals According to Recent Lex Machina Report
IP Watchdog, March 13, 2017
On Thursday, March 2nd, legal data analytics firm Lex Machina released its fourth annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report which provides some intriguing findings on the landscape of patent cases in the United States over the past 12 months.
These Firms Handled The Most Patent Cases In 2016
Law 360, March 3, 2017
The national law firms that handled the most patent cases in 2016 includes several big names that were also among the busiest in 2015, according to a new report by Lex Machina, which also tallied the number of patents that courts have invalidated under Alice. The legal analytics company’s 2016 patent litigation report found that Fish & Richardson PC represented defendants in 160 patent cases last year, more than double the next-busiest firm. Russ August & Kabat handled more cases for patent plaintiffs than any other last year with 110, three dozen more than its closest competitor.
Software Patents Fight Back in the US as Federal Circuit Decisions Begin to Influence Lower Courts
IAM, March 3, 2017
The headline numbers have been known for a couple of months thanks to early reports from the likes of Unified Patents and RPX; and Lex Machina confirms that new patent disputes fell dramatically last year with the firm putting the total at 4,537 cases filed – a drop of 22% year-on-year.
However, Lex Machina’s analysis goes far deeper than those headline stats and it’s in the later stages of the report that some particularly interesting findings jump out.
Eastern Texas Still Patent Case Champ, According to Lex Machina Data
The Recorder, March 2, 2017
Is it a dip or just a blip? Patent case filings in U.S. district courts dropped 22 percent to 4,537 in 2016, analytics shop Lex Machina reported Thursday in its annual patent litigation review. While that decline sounds steep, analysts think it was exaggerated by a December 2015 change to federal pleading requirements that caused patent owners to rush hundreds of cases into court in late 2015 to beat the deadline. “It sort of cheated the first two months of 2015,” is how Brian Howard, Lex Machina’s director of analytics services, put it.
Today Lex Machina is Releasing its 4th Annual Patent Litigation Year in Review Report and Offering a Webex to Review the Report
Dewey B Strategic, March 2, 2017
The report analyses filing trends, key decisions and timing of key events, settlement rates, damages and other key metrics. The report highlights top districts by case filings, top plaintiffs and defendants and law firms representing them.
Even as IP Filings Drop, Eastern District’s Rodney Gilstrap Is Still America’s Most Popular Patent Judge
Texas Lawyer, March 2, 2017
While patent infringement filings are down both nationally and in Texas according to a recent report, there’s still no question who the King of America’s patent docket is: U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of Marshall.
Lex Machina’s Patent Litigation Year in Review: 22% Decline in Patent Filings
Legal IT Professionals, March 2, 2017
Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the award-winning Legal Analytics® platform, today released findings from its fourth annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report. The report examines key 2016 patent litigation trends and provides insights gleaned from quantitative data about federal district court cases, PTAB trials and ITC investigations. Lex Machina executives will review the findings in a live webcast today.
Copyright Litigation in 2016 saw Rise in Textile Plaintiffs, Decline in File Sharing Cases
IP Watchdog, February 15, 2017
In January, legal analytics firm Lex Machina released a copyright litigation report for 2016 which delivers findings on notable trends in U.S. copyright cases. Venue statistics in the Lex Machina report show that copyright cases are filed in districts which include cities which are centers of commerce for the industries which file the most copyright suits.
Legal Research’s Easy Button Moment
Slaw Magazine, February 15, 2017
I have been thinking of this blog post by Jean P. O’Grady from last September: “Lex Machina Launches New ‘Easy Button’ Analytics Apps to Compare Judges, Courts and Law Firms”. To my knowledge Lex Machina doesn’t literally call their system improvements an “easy button”, but the site developments and O’Grady’s description are symptomatic of this moment in how we discuss legal research: there is a desire to make legal research easier, and as technology improves this is becoming a reality.
#LegalTechLives with Josh Becker, CEO of Lex Machina
ROSS Intelligence, February 14, 2017
For this edition of #LegalTechLives I spoke with Josh Becker, CEO of Lex Machina and leader in legal innovation. Becker has a wide range of experience that includes being a Co-Founder of Dice.com and head of corporate development at Agile Software, that was bought by Oracle.
Predicting the Future of Legal Services
Prawfs Blawg, February 9, 2017
The analogy between self-driving cars and legal services innovation is not perfect, but it is instructive. Like predictions about the coming ubiquity of self-driving cars, predictions about the likely transformation of professional services are drawn from existing data and technology, not a speculative forecast about future capabilities.
Lex Machina’s New Analytics Apps Explore Damages and Parties
Law Sites, January 27, 2017
Over the last year, Lex Machina has rolled out a series of legal analytics apps designed to deliver answers for specific use cases. In September, I wrote about two of them, the Courts & Judges Comparator and the Law Firms Comparator. Others are Early Case Assessor, Motion Kickstarter and Patent Portfolio. Today’s announcement adds two more apps to this series.
Lex Machina Launches New Apps: Instant Insights into Litigation Damages and Parties
Dewey B Strategic, January 26, 2017
Today Lex Machina is releasing two important new apps: The Damages Explorer and the Parties Comparator which provide instant insights to litigators. Attorneys can use both apps to quickly model different strategic approaches – using information from the Lex Machina database that previously would have taken weeks to compile using a team of researchers.
Lex Machina Litigation Report Shows 22% Drop in Patent Infringement Suits for 2016
IP Watchdog, January 17, 2017
In the patent world, it appears that the current litigation atmosphere is much less volatile than it has been in recent years. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw a total of 1,140 patent infringement cases filed in U.S. district courts, a small rise from the 1,126 patent lawsuits filed in the third quarter of the year. For the year, however, patent infringement cases dropped by 22 percent from the previous year, from 5,823 cases in 2015 down to 4,520 cases in 2016.
New Patent Complaints Drop To Lowest Level Since 2011
Law 360, January 12, 2017
Fewer patent cases were filed in 2016 than in any year since 2011, while the Eastern District of Texas maintained its position as by far the most popular patent suit venue for another year, according to a report released Thursday by legal analytics firm Lex Machina. A total of 4,520 new patent suits were filed last year, down 22 percent from 5,823 in 2015, the report found.
Graduating The Hype Cycle In alt.legal: Three Areas Of Change In 2017
Above the Law, January 4, 2017
Gartner, the technology research firm, maps “hype cycles” as a tool to track the life cycle of new technology. This hype cycle can be applied beyond technology to innovative business process, like practice management tools or lead generation for law firm marketers. Or perhaps we could even generously place alternative fee arrangements as an “innovation” as we track adoption and evolution of the practice.
Texas Law Firms Among Most Frequently Retained in Litigation Against Apple
Texas Lawyer, January 1, 2017
Apple Inc., known worldwide for its iPhones, holds another, less favorable distinction: The company ranks as one of the most popular targets for patent infringement plaintiffs nationwide and particularly in the Eastern District of Texas, where more of these cases have been filed than in any other federal district, and where courts, lawyers and even former judges have big stakes in the litigation.