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

Menlo Park, CA – 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.

The panel, titled “Developments in Case Management,” will discuss how the courts, Congress, the Patent Office, and the FTC are seeking to improve patent litigation through changes in pleading standards, treatment of demand letters, discovery, claim construction, expert witnesses, and fee shifting, and will explore the FTC’s recent study and recommendations regarding patent assertion entity activity, among other issues.

Throughout the discussion, Mr. Howard, a former patent attorney, will leverage historical data and insights provided by Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform, which is used by many major U.S. corporations and half of the AmLaw 100 law firms.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Peter S. Menell, Koret Professor of Law and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Among the other panelists joining Mr. Howard include:

  • Judge Sue L. Robinson (U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware)
  • Judge James Rodney Gilstrap (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas)
  • Chief Administrative Patent Judge Scott Boalick, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • Suzanne Munck, Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning & Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Julie Holloway, Partner, Latham & Watkins

The Patent Law and Policy Conference is hosted by the Georgetown University Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law, and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. The conference will be held at the Georgetown University Law Center on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2, 2016.

About Lex Machina
Lex Machina’s award-winning Legal Analytics® platform is a new category of legal technology that fundamentally changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. Delivered as Software-as a-Service, Lex Machina provides strategic insights on judges, lawyers, parties, and more, mined from millions of pages of legal information. This allows law firms and companies to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business.

Lex Machina was named “Best Legal Analytics” by readers of The Recorder in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and received the “Best New Product of the Year” award in 2015 from the American Association of Law Libraries.

Based in Silicon Valley, Lex Machina is part of LexisNexis, a leading information provider and a pioneer in delivering trusted legal content and insights through innovative research and productivity solutions, supporting the needs of legal professionals at every step of their workflow. By harnessing the power of Big Data, LexisNexis provides legal professionals with essential information and insights derived from an unmatched collection of legal and news content—fueling productivity, confidence, and better outcomes.