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

MENLO PARK, CA, 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.

The 18th annual conference will be held in Plano, Texas from October 22-24th and serves as a forum for thought leaders and industry experts to share insights into the ever-changing legal landscape.

Byrd will speak on a panel titled “Unpacking” the Statistical Realities of Patent Litigation: Digging Below the Surface to Assess the Realities, on Thursday, October 23 at 8:15 a.m. Other panelists are moderator Federal Judge Barbara Lynn (ND Texas), David Schwartz, Professor, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Cynthia Bright, Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Hewlett-Packard.

“Data-centric lawyering signifies the biggest change in law since research moved from books to computers. The data that Lex Machina provides about federal district court judges and IP attorneys represents a great leap forward, enabling companies and their counsel to make data-driven decisions that win lawsuits, close transactions and maximize IP value,” said Byrd. “The opportunity to discuss the statistical realities of patent litigation with other experts in front of a such a distinguished audience is a great honor.”

Lex Machina’s proprietary platform allows customers to maintain a competitive edge in the courtroom, providing invaluable insight into case history, settlement probabilities and pending litigation through extensive data mining.

The only product of its kind, Lex Machina provides a trusted platform for the world’s leading legal teams, including counsel for Google, Nike, SAP, and many AmLaw 100 firms.

About Lex Machina
Lex Machina is defining Legal Analytics, a new category of legal technology that revolutionizes 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 districts, judges, law firms, lawyers, parties, and patents, out of millions of pages of legal information. Legal Analytics 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 win cases and close business.

Lex Machina is used by companies such as Microsoft, Google, and eBay, and law firms like Wilson Sonsini, Fish & Richardson, and Fenwick & West. The company was created by experts at Stanford’s Computer Science Department and Law School. In 2014, Lex Machina was named one of the “Best New Legal Services” by readers of The Recorder, American Lawyer Media’s San Francisco newspaper.