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.

In addition, AIPLA member attorneys and other IP professionals will receive a 10 percent discount on Lex Machina’s leading software-as-a-service product.

Lex Machina provides Legal Analytics to companies and law firms, so they can craft better IP business strategy, win more lawsuits, and close more deals. Legal Analytics 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.

This partnership reflects AIPLA’s mission to provide its members with cutting edge tools and strategies to better compete in today’s legal markets.

“At AIPLA, we know it’s important to provide our membership with the resources they need to grow, compete and stay relevant,” said Q. Todd Dickinson, AIPLA Executive Director. “Data-based analytics in IP law continues to grow in importance, and Lex Machina’s software is at the forefront of this new wave of legal technology. We’re very excited to partner with Lex Machina to help keep our members at the cutting edge of these developments.”

Lex Machina officially announced the launch of their updated product and the category of Legal Analytics on October 29, 2013. This partnership reflects their commitment to working with leading professional organizations to support the adoption of data-driven legal decision making.

“Lex Machina spun out of a public interest project at Stanford. Partnering with legal communities is a big part of our mission to bring openness and transparency to IP law,” said Josh Becker, CEO of Lex Machina. “As the digital information era continues to transform the practice of IP law, we couldn’t be more excited to partner with a leading organization like the AIPLA to help their members use new legal insights from data and analytics.”

The AIPLA recently held its yearly Annual Meeting in Washington DC, which was attended by nearly 2,200 IP legal professionals, at which this partnership was originally announced. AIPLA members can view details of this offer at

AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.

About Lex Machina
Lex Machina is defining Legal Analytics, a new category of legal technology that is revolutionizing how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. Delivered as Software-as a-Service, Lex Machina creates structured data sets covering judges, lawyers, parties, and patents out of millions of pages of legal information. This allows law firms and companies for the first time ever to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to craft successful strategies, win cases and close business.

Lex Machina has more than 80 customers, including companies like Microsoft and eBay and law firms like Wilson Sonsini and Fenwick & West. The company is supported by top tech companies and law firms, and was created by experts at Stanford’s Computer Science Department and Law School.