The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced today that Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics product is the winner of its 2015 New Product Award
"Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics product, created by experts at Stanford’s Computer Science Department and Law School, assembles data sets from millions of pages of
legal information that contain valuable information on districts, judges, law firms, lawyers, parties, and patents. The Software-as-a-Service product
helps users predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business."
The product can help litigators answer questions
According to the AALL
- How likely is a judge to grant or deny a specific motion?
- How long do cases take to terminate, get to trial, or get to the claim construction hearing before a judge?
- How likely is a judge to find patents, trademarks or copyrights infringed, invalid, or unenforceable?
- Opposing counsel’s experience before specific judges and courts,
- Opposing counsel’s client list
- Which law firms have the most experience against opposing counsel
- A party’s experience before specific judges and courts, find the timing
from filing to key events in cases involving them, and view damages
awarded in patent cases
- Total number of times each patent has been asserted
- Total findings of infringement, invalidity, and unenforceability of patents, damages awarded, parties involved
"This award honors new commercial information products that enhance or
improve existing law library services or procedures or innovative
products which improve access to legal information, the legal research
process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials. A 'new' product is one which has been in the library-related marketplace
for two years or less."
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