Press Releases

Lex Machina’s First Annual Securities Litigation Year in Review Report Reveals 23 Percent Increase in Case Filings in 2016

March 16, 2017 – Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the award-winning Legal Analytics® platform, today released findings from its first annual Securities Litigation Year in Review report. The report examines key insights, findings and trends in securities litigation from 2009 through 2016, gleaned from quantitative data about federal U.S. District Court cases. Lex Machina executives will review and discuss the findings in a live webinar today.


Lex Machina’s Fourth Annual Patent Litigation Year in Review Report Shows 22 Percent Decline in Patent Filings in 2016

Among the top findings: Samsung, LG and Apple are top defendants; top 10 plaintiffs are all patent monetization entities; Eastern District of Texas leads with nearly 37% of all patent cases filed

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.


Lex Machina Releases Two New Breakthrough Apps for Its Award-Winning Legal Analytics Platform

Damages Explorer gives unprecedented insights into damages awarded, and Parties Comparator highlights corporations’ litigation volume, performance, and outcomes to help attorneys win

January 26, 2017 — Continuing the expansion of its successful Legal Analytics Apps™ offering, Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced two powerful new applications—Damages Explorer and Parties Comparator—that instantly deliver critical litigation information to help attorneys win more cases and close more business. . Leveraging Lex Machina’s award-winning Legal Analytics platform, these unique apps instantly provide customized, data-driven answers to critical legal questions at the click of a mouse.


LexisNexis Launches New Legal Tech Accelerator In Silicon Valley

Participating startups receive hands-on mentoring, access to cutting edge tools, technologies and data, and other unique benefits to advance their businesses

December 8, 2016 — LexisNexis today announced the launch of a new legal tech accelerator in Silicon Valley designed to give startups a leg-up in the rapidly expanding legal tech industry. The accelerator will leverage the vast content resources of LexisNexis, deep expertise in legal, technology and startup domains, and industry-leading market position to assist program participants.


Lex Machina Joins Prestigious Panel of Judges, Regulators, Attorneys and Patent Experts at the Georgetown Law Patent Law and Policy Conference

Panel to focus on PTAB’s growing role in patent litigation, the recent FTC study on patent assertion entity activity and other related topics, illuminated by Lex Machina’s legal analytics data

November 30, 2016 – Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced that Legal Data Scientist Brian Howard will be joining a prestigious group of U.S. judges, government regulators and prominent patent attorneys at the Georgetown Law Patent Law and Policy Conference on Thursday, December 1.


Lex Machina Expands Award-Winning Legal Analytics Platform To Cover Antitrust Litigation

The new module enables attorneys to make data-driven decisions about federal antitrust case strategies and tactics and gives lawyers a competitive advantage in antitrust litigation

November 15, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced the latest expansion of its award-winning Legal Analytics® platform into antitrust law, following its recent expansion into securities law in July. The move is part of the company’s ongoing plan to expand its Legal Analytics platform beyond intellectual property law to cover every federal practice area, including commercial, product liability, employment, commercial bankruptcy and more.


New Comparator Apps from Lex Machina Empower Lawyers To Instantly Compare Courts, Judges, And Law Firms

Easy Side-by-Side Comparisons Enable Faster, Data-Driven Decisions, Helping to Win Cases and Close New Business

September 20, 2016 — Expanding upon the successful roll-out of its Legal Analytics Apps offering last year, Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced two new breakthrough applications – Courts & Judges Comparator and Law Firms Comparator – that instantly deliver critical litigation information to help attorneys win cases and close business. Leveraging Lex Machina’s award-winning Legal Analytics® platform, these unique apps quickly provide customized, data-driven answers for critical legal questions at the click of a button.


Lex Machina Wins Best Big Data Legal Analytics Solution 2016

Lex Machina wins award for three years in a row, enters The Recorder’s Hall of Fame

September 7, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced that its Legal Analytics® platform was named the Best Big Data Legal Analytics Solution by ALM’s The Recorder for the third year in a row. The recognition comes as part of The Recorder’s 10th annual ‘The Best’ reader survey, in which more than 2,200 legal professionals cast their votes for the products and service providers they find best serve the needs of the legal marketplace.


Lex Machina Expands Award-Winning Legal Analytics Platform into Securities Law

First step in Lex Machina’s long-term plan to cover every federal legal practice

July 21, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced it is expanding its award-winning Legal Analytics® platform beyond intellectual property (IP) into securities law. The move is part of the company’s plan to expand its litigation analytics platform to cover every federal practice area, including antitrust, commercial, product liability, employment, commercial bankruptcy and more. Starting today, securities litigators will be able to use Legal Analytics to make data-driven decisions based on detailed information from nearly 15,000 federal securities litigation cases and over 1 million docket entries filed since 2009.


Lex Machina Adds Orange Book Data to Its Patent Litigation Analytics Platform

ANDA litigators now have access to patent and use code data for litigated pharma patents

June 6, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced it has integrated the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations data – commonly known as the Orange Book – into its award-winning Legal Analytics® platform. The new data enables attorneys to search through, and gain historical insights from, patent and use code data for FDA-approved drugs that have been the subject of federal patent litigation.


Lex Machina’s Second Annual Trademark Litigation Year in Review Report Shows Overall Trademark Litigation Filings In Decline

Chanel No.1 in damages awarded for trademark litigation followed by Burberry Ltd. and Gucci.
Coach the leading plaintiff in trademark cases, followed by Chanel and Microsoft.

May 23, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of Legal Analytics®, today announced the release of its second annual Trademark Litigation Year in Review report, highlighting key filings, findings, remedies, and damages in trademark cases pending in U.S. District Court from 2009 through the first quarter of 2016.


Lex Machina’s Darren Schleicher to Present on the Future of Big Data and Legal Analytics at the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Orlando

Lex Machina also releasing its second annual Trademark Litigation Year in Review report

May 19, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of Legal Analytics®, today announced that Darren Schleicher, Director of Sales for the Eastern US, will speak at the 138th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA; May 21 – 25 in Orlando). This year’s meeting will host more 9,800 registrants from all over the world as they attend educational programs and participate in business strategy, business development and networking opportunities related to trademark and intellectual property law.


Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation Filings Have Risen Significantly since 2014, According to Lex Machina’s 2015 Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Report

OxyContin remains the most litigated trade name, while Sandoz has participated in the most ANDA cases.
Pharma-centric Delaware and New Jersey overwhelmingly receive the highest number of ANDA filings.

April 26, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of Legal Analytics®, today announced the release of its second Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Report, which surveys the landscape of patent litigation related to Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) submitted to the FDA under the Hatch-Waxman Act. The report focuses on trends and insights from 2,249 ANDA cases filed in U.S. district courts between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2015.


Lex Machina Releases Annual Patent Litigation Year in Review Report

Among top findings: Samsung overtakes Apple as most-sued defendant; tech and pharma companies round out top 10

March 16, 2016 – Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of Legal Analytics®, today released findings from its third annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report. The report examines key 2015 patent litigation trends and provides insights gleaned from quantitative data about federal district court cases, PTAB trials and ITC investigations.


Lex Machina’s New Attorney Data Engine Improves Accuracy of Litigation Data

Enhances federal litigation data to accurately associate attorneys with cases, ensuring that attorneys don’t miss critical information

February 9, 2016 — Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of Legal Analytics®, today announced the release of its Attorney Data Engine, an exclusive new capability that dramatically improves the quality and accuracy of attorney data for District Court cases.


Lex Machina Releases 2015 Report on PTAB Litigation

Apple, Samsung Remain the Most Active PTAB Petitioners, While Communications and Semiconductors Are the Most Litigious Sectors

January 21, 2016 – Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of Legal Analytics®, today announced the release of its latest report on Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) litigation. The “Lex Machina Patent Trial and Appeal Board 2015 Report” leverages enhanced analytics and visualization tools, and draws upon a rich new dataset to provide unprecedented detail and insight about last year’s trials before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board.


Lex Machina Releases Expanded Legal Analytics for PTAB

New capabilities help patent lawyers craft winning PTAB litigation strategies

December 3, 2015 – Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of Legal Analytics®, today introduced unprecedented new data about trials before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) offering unique new ways to visualize and analyze the information.


LexisNexis Acquires Premier Legal Analytics Provider Lex Machina

Legal professionals will benefit from new, next-generation solutions that drive more informed decisions to craft winning case strategy and close business

November 23, 2015 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced that it has acquired privately held Lex Machina, Inc., creator of award-winning Legal Analytics®, a next-generation technology platform that transforms how law firms and companies excel in the business and practice of law. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Lex Machina Unveils Suite of Custom Insights Apps

New Applications Accelerate How Attorneys Formulate Effective Litigation Strategies

October 20, 2015 – In a move to accelerate data-driven legal strategies, Lex Machina today introduced Custom Insights Apps, a new suite of specialized applications that instantly deliver critical litigation information to help attorneys win cases and close business. Leveraging Lex Machina’s award-winning Legal Analytics® platform and underlying data modules, Custom Insights Apps quickly provide customized, data-driven answers for common legal questions, making it even easier to use Legal Analytics.


Lex Machina Releases First-Ever Study of U.S. Copyright Litigation Trends

Legal Analytics® Platform Gives Companies and Law Firms Easy Access to Valuable Copyright Data to Inform Winning Legal Strategies

August 11, 2015 – Lex Machina today released the legal industry’s first Copyright Litigation Report, revealing trends and insights gleaned from thousands of copyright cases in U.S. District Courts from January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2015.


Lex Machina Releases the Legal Industry’s First Daily Trademark Litigation Newsletter with Seamless Access to Legal Analytics

Trademark Litigation Update Puts Attorneys Ahead of the Game on District Court Activity, Legal Trends and the Latest Developments in Trademark Litigation

August 5, 2015 – Lex Machina announced today the release of Trademark Litigation Update, the first daily trademark litigation e-mail newsletter for district court cases. Beginning today, Lex Machina’s exclusive newsletter will be delivered straight to subscribers, who will be the first to learn about emerging news and trends in trademark litigation, significant new case activity, the latest case filings and docket entries, as well as recent damages awards, remedies and findings.


Lex Machina Reports Record 3,122 New Federal Patent Cases Filed in First Half of 2015

Biggest First-Half-Year Ever Reverses 2014 Downward Trend

July 14, 2015 – Lex Machina, pioneer of Legal Analytics, announced today that 3,122 new federal patent cases were filed during the first six months of 2015, exceeding the total for any prior first-half-year period and reversing the downward trend in new case filings observed in 2014.


Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics Named 2015 New Product of the Year by American Association of Law Libraries

May 13, 2015 – The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced today that it has selected Legal Analytics, a first-of-its-kind software platform from Lex Machina, as its New Product of the Year for 2015.


Lex Machina’s Trademark Litigation Report Provides Comprehensive and Accurate Insights on Trademark Litigation Data

May 1, 2015 – Lex Machina announced today the release of the first comprehensive Trademark Litigation Report, analyzing key metrics including filings, findings, remedies, and damages in trademark cases pending from 2009 through the first quarter of 2015. The report reveals insights to the timing of the 6,900+ cases where permanent injunctions were granted, and the over $9 billion in cumulative damages awarded in trademark cases since 2009.


Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Trademark and Copyright

Extends data-driven insights to new practice areas

March 31, 2015 – Lex Machina announced today the launch of Legal Analytics® for trademark and copyright cases, affording lawyers in these specialties for the first time ever, insights into the behavior of district court judges, opposing parties, and opposing counsel, enabling them to gain competitive advantage in trademark and copyright litigation.


Lex Machina Releases 2014 Patent Litigation Year in Review

March 26, 2015 – Lex Machina, pioneer of Legal Analytics®, released its second annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report today, providing unparalleled depth of insight into the major patent litigation trends of 2014 and the forces behind them. The report paints a picture of a turbulent, if historic, year for patent litigation.


Ralph Baxter Joins Lex Machina Board of Directors

February 24, 2015 – Lex Machina, pioneer of Legal Analytics®, announced today that Ralph Baxter has joined the company’s Board of Directors. A pioneer in law firm management and a bold legal industry innovator, Baxter will help guide Lex Machina’s accelerated growth as the company continues innovating to enable companies and law firms to craft successful legal strategies, win cases, and close business.


Lex Machina Launches Legal Analytics for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trials Data

February 10, 2015 – Legal Analytics announced today the integration of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) data into its platform. The new module enables Patent Litigators to develop winning litigation strategy with even greater insight into party and patent litigation history. With this information, attorneys will be able to get a complete picture of patent litigation for a party, patent, or portfolio across all venues – district courts, PTAB and International Trade Commission (ITC).


Lex Machina CEO Josh Becker Recognized as Litigation Trailblazer and Innovator by Two Leading Legal Publications

December 4, 2014 – Josh Becker, CEO of Legal Analytics® creator Lex Machina, has been named one of the 25 leading innovators in California law by The Recorder and selected by the National Law Journal as one of the country’s Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers for 2014. The honors come in recognition of Becker’s work enabling the application of analytics in the business and practice of law.


Lex Machina Launches Custom Insights: Personalized Analytics for Unprecedented Insights into Cases, Motions, and Trends

New capabilities enable lawyers to design their own approach to crafting winning IP strategy

November 12, 2014 – Lex Machina, creator of Legal Analytics®, today raises the bar for legal technology by introducing Custom Insights with the new release of its Legal Analytics platform. With traditional legal research tools, it’s difficult not only to find relevant cases, but also to glean key strategic insights, unless attorneys are willing to drill into each and every case.


Lex Machina’s Owen Byrd to Share Legal Analytics Expertise with Conference Attendees in New York City

October 30, 2014 – Lex Machina, creator of Legal Analytics, announced today that Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist & General Counsel, has been tapped to share his expertise at two upcoming legal conferences on November 6th in New York.


Lex Machina General Counsel Owen Byrd to be Featured Speaker at Eastern District of Texas 2014 Bench Bar Conference

October 14, 2014 – Lex Machina, creator of Legal Analytics, announced today that its Chief Evangelist & General Counsel Owen Byrd, General will be speaking at the upcoming Eastern District of Texas 2014 Bench Bar Conference.


Lex Machina Gives ANDA Litigators A New Competitive Edge

September 23, 2014 – Lex Machina, creator of Legal Analytics, a new category of legal technology, announced today the release of Legal Analytics for ANDA Litigation. This new capability enables Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) pharma litigators to leverage the company’s innovative technology to make data-driven decisions about Hatch-Waxman case strategy and tactics. Lex Machina will show how in-house and law firm counsel use these new capabilities in a webcast on September 30.


Lex Machina Named One of Best New Legal Service in The Recorder’s The Best of 2014 Reader Survey

August 25, 2014 – Lex Machina, creator of Legal Analytics, a new category of legal technology, has been awarded top honors in The Recorder’s eighth annual “Best of 2014 Reader Survey” announced today. The survey, which tallies votes from legal professionals, recognizes Lex Machina in the top three of “Best New Legal Service” in 2014.


Lex Machina Releases First-Ever Patent Litigation Damages Report

Arms IP litigators and executives with insights and trends to inform case strategies and tactics

June 25, 2014 – Today Lex Machina, a provider of Legal Analytics for law firms and companies, released the first-ever Patent Litigation Damages Report. The paper analyzes both total (cumulative) and median damages awarded in 36,629 patent cases filed and terminated from 2000 through 2013.


Lex Machina Releases First Annual Patent Litigation Review

Legal Analytics provides more comprehensive and accurate insights on patent litigation data

May 13, 2014 – Today Lex Machina released its first annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report, offering unique insights about judges, districts, parties, law firms, patents, and more. The report focuses on the most important trends and developments in patent litigation during 2013, carefully researched and compiled using Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform that enables lawyers to craft successful strategies, win cases, and close business.


AIPLA and Lex Machina Partner to Deliver Intellectual Property Data for Better Litigation Insights

Partnership Also Provides All AIPLA Members 10 Percent Discount on Lex Machina’s Ground-Breaking Legal Analytics Product

December 4, 2013 – The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has announced a new partnership with Lex Machina, the pioneer of Legal Analytics, a category that combines data and software to provide the winning edge in the highly competitive business and practice of law. AIPLA staff will use Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics to better supplement their ongoing debates and discussions with thought leaders about the future of IP law.”


Lex Machina Introduces Legal Analytics® to Power Data-Driven IP Business Strategy

Launches First Service for Law Firms and Companies to Access Actionable Insights on Patent Litigation;
Former Google VP and Deputy General Counsel Miriam Rivera Joins Board of Directors

October 29, 2013 – Today Lex Machina officially introduced Legal Analytics, a category that combines data and software to provide the winning edge in the highly competitive business and practice of law.

As part of this launch, Lex Machina is releasing an enhanced version of its software, which provides data sets about judges, lawyers, parties, and patents, allowing law firms and companies for the first time to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce.


 

GAO Calls On Patent Office to Use Litigation Data to Improve Patent Quality

Report Relies on Lex Machina Data and Analysis

August 22, 2013 – The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) today released a report mandated by Congress on the consequences of patent litigation by non-practicing entities (NPEs). It calls for the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to examine trends in patent litigation and link this information to patent examination data to improve patent quality.

The GAO previously chose Lex Machina to compile data on a random sample of 500 patent cases filed 2007-2011 (100 per year) and to describe key characteristics of the plaintiffs and defendants. Lex Machina submitted its America Invents Act 500 report to the GAO in October 2012.


Lex Machina Closes $4.8M Series A Funding Led by Cue Ball Capital

“Moneyball” IP Litigation Data and Analytics Used by Companies and Law Firms

May 1, 2013 – Lex Machina announced today that it closed a $4.8 million Series A funding round led by Boston-based Cue Ball Capital. Existing investors XSeed Capital, Costanoa Venture Capital, and Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang also participated in the round.

Lex Machina will use the funds to add new product features and expand its sales team to serve rapidly growing corporate and law firm demand for its intellectual property (IP) litigation data and analytics.


Lex Machina Releases “The AIA 500 Expanded”

Study Shows “Patient Monetization Entities” Files 56% of all Federal Patent Lawsuits in 2012, Up from 24% in 2007

April 9, 2013 – intiffs whose primary business is patent licensing and litigation filed the majority of all federal patent infringement lawsuits in the United States in 2012. The number of lawsuits filed by these patent monetization entities increased from 24% of cases filed in 2007 to 56% in 2012.

These findings are contained in a study released today by Lex Machina, a Silicon Valley start-up that provides intellectual property litigation data and analytics to companies, law firms, consultants and public interest users.

The AIA 500 Expanded: The Effects of Patent Monetization Entities will be published later this year in the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology. The authors are Sara Jeruss, Director of Analytics at Lex Machina, U.C. Hastings Law School Professor Robin Feldman and patent attorney Thomas Ewing. Read more


Lex Machina Releases “The America Invents Act 500”

October 10, 2012 – Patent infringement lawsuits filed by plaintiffs whose primary business is patent licensing and litigation have increased from 22% in 2007 to 40% in 2011. This finding emerged in a study released today by Lex Machina, a Silicon Valley start-up that provides intellectual property litigation data and analytics to companies, law firms, consultants and public interest users.


Apple-Samsung Verdict Third Largest Ever In U.S. Patent Litigation: Lex Machina Data Confirms Historic Nature Of Verdict

August 24, 2012 – Today’s $1.05B verdict for Apple against Samsung ranks third among all jury verdicts in the history of U.S. patent litigation, according to data complied by Lex Machina, which provides intellectual property (IP) litigation data and predictive analytics to leading companies, law firms, consultants and public interest users.

The verdict narrowly exceeds a recent $1B jury verdict for Monsanto against DuPont in an ongoing case involving patents for genetically modified agricultural seeds. That verdict was issued on August 1, 2012.


X/Seed Capital Leads Funding Round for Lex Machina

July 26, 2012 – Lex Machina, Inc. announced today that it closed a $2 million funding round led by X/Seed Capital. Lex Machina provides unique and trusted intellectual property (IP) litigation data and predictive analytics to leading companies, law firms, consultants and public interest users.

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