Lex Machina  pioneered the introduction of interactive litigation analytics for the law firms with the launch of the Intellectual Property product in  end uses. It launched as a project at Stanford Law School. Now a LexisNexis product, they offer  one of the most sophisticated analytics products in the legal market and  cover all types of federal, They are also expanding their coverage of state litigation.

Today Lex Machina is releasing the 2021 Patent Litigation Report which analyzes all federal patent litigation.

Register here for a copy of the report:  https://pages.lexmachina.com/2022PatentLitigationReport.html

Patent Report Webcast

Lex Machina is hosting a webcast to discuss the report on May 19, 2022 at noon ET/9am PT with Michael Flynn (Partner at Morris Nichols), Elaine Chow (Lex Machina’s Patent Legal Data Expert), moderated by Joshua Harvey (Manager of the Lex Machina’s Customer Success Team). Register for the event or view a recording: https://pages.lexmachina.com/20220519-PatentLitigationReportWebcast_LP.html

Here are some key findings

  • W.D, Tex., D Del., and E.D, Tex. have the highest number of patent filings in 2021
  • Patent case filings are consolidating more into the top three courts, from 47% in 2019 to 57% in 2021.

  • Federal PTAB appellate case filings fell 40% between 2020 and 2021.

  • 23% of federal PTAB appellate cases that terminated from 2019 to 2021 were ultimately reversed.

  • 34% of federal patent appellate cases that terminated from 2019 to 2021 were ultimately reversed.

  • Samsung, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon  were the most active patent defendants in 2021.

  • WSOU Investments LLC ( a patent monetization company) was the most active plaintiff in patent litigation last year.

  • Judge Albright was assigned to 23% of all patent cases filed in 2021.

  • Fish & Richardson top the list of defendant firms representing 669 defendants in  38 districts between 2019 and 2021.

Data and Methodology – I have to confess my favorite part of this report was the two pages explaining how the data was collected,
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LexisNexis Legal & Professional®,  is releasing a new API Developer Portal which will enables law firms and legal departments to integrate Lexis proprietary legal content,  news,  dockets, business data, and analytics from a variety LN products into firm portals, dashboards and workflows.  Business intelligence has been one of the hottest areas of law firm investment and innovation. For years I have criticized Lexis for accumulating a offering a federation of wonderful products sitting in separate platforms. At least 5 year’s ago CEO Mike Walsh assured me that they were building a Lexis ecosystem. Well today they have surpassed that promise by allowing customers to select content from across that ecosystem and weave it into internal systems in order  to streamline workflow and enhance insights

In a recent demo of the API’s Jeff Pfeifer Chief Product Officer, LexisNexis North America and UK  indicated that 90% of Lexis data is now available through the Lexis API’s, The goal is to meet customer’s where they work and provide them with and enriched workflow
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Earlier this week, Law360 Pulse released its inaugural Law360 Leaderboard law firm ranking. This completes a trifecta of new surveys developed by Law360 over the past year. The most recent survey highlights what the editors have defined as “well-rounded firms.” The new metric purports to identify firms that excel across a broad range of criteria such as culture, reputation, and business practice.

The Leaderboard combines the scores from the previously released rankings for Social Impact and Prestige. The new score is based on the Practice Footprint law firms have made in the litigation and transactional spaces over a three-year period. Law360 leverage data from Lexis Nexis sister companies Intelligize and Lex Machina. Intelligize data was used to define the size of completed public M&A and registered offering deals. Lex Machina data provided the metrics for Federal
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Better late than never. Here is my retrospective of top 2021 Dewey B Strategic posts.  The top stories reflect a wide swath of issues including rebranding, mergers, innovation, service disruptions, product realignments, launches, workflow and analytics. In looking at the list I am shocked to see that there is no reference at all to COVID-19.

Yesterday I wrote a post which criticized  the methodology used by Law360 Pulse in their newly released Prestige Leaders Survey.  The survey results are a composite score using four criteria (financial, awards, news and desirability) to measure law firms “prestige” ranking. Although I was impressed with their use of sentiment analysis algorithms for assessing positive

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional Law360 is bringing audio to legal news. Starting today  every Law360 story that is published will include a link to a complete audio version of the story. Lexis has collaborated with an Amazon technology called Polly which can simultaneously translate every story to audio as it is published. This feature is being added to all Law360  news content including the UK newsletters.

Rachel Travers, VP of Law360 provided me with a demo during an interview. Polly has a male and a female voice that will each be randomly assigned to 50% of the stories. My brain was expecting to hear  something like menacing serenity of  Hal the computer in 2002 A Space Oddesy. But these voices a incredibly close to human tone and cadence.

As a  big fan of audio books, podcasts, Siri and Alexa, audio legal news has always seemed a no brainer to me. I was advocating for audio legal news back in 2015 when I posted about Modio Legal who was using law students to read audio versions of the ABA Journal. Lawyers are always on the run and can benefit from being able to hear the news when in transit or multitasking.

There are certain limits at launch. The voice is not customizable. I set my GPS directions to provide them in a male Australian English
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LexisNexis subscribers on the East Coast of the United States have been unable to access LexisNexis research services due to an outage on their Amazon Web Services platform. Multiple LexisNexis research products have been unavailable to lawyers throughout Monday. Many users retrieved a “Service Unavailable” error page. instead of the research platform.

According to a