How It Works
Lex Machina captures data by crawling PACER, the ITC’s EDIS, the USPTO, and state court data, every 24 hours. Lex Machina then cleans, codes, and tags all data using Lexpressions™, our proprietary Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning engine. For every case, Lex Machina extracts the players involved, including the attorneys, law firms, parties, and judges. We identify asserted properties (such as patents), findings, and outcomes, including any damages awarded. We also build a detailed timeline linking all the briefs, motions, orders, opinions, and other filings for every case. Lex Machina then delivers legal analytic insights to our users through our web application.