USPTO taps Lex Machina for data on infringement letters

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to use Lex Machina to provide information for companies and individuals presented with demand letters

On February 20, the White House issued another set of executive actions related to patent reform. These act as an extension to similar actions set forward in June of 2013, which focused on patent assertion entities (PAEs), sometimes known as patent trolls. The new actions focus on a number of initiatives, including strengthening patents, expanding study and enforcement, and protecting small businesses by increasing transparency. 

That’s where Lex Machina comes in. Lex Machina is a tool that uses Big Data and analytics to help intellectual property professionals get a clear and accurate sense of the IP litigation landscape. IP attorneys and businesses have used the tool to help plan their strategies, and the American Intellectual Property Association has tapped Lex Machina for legal analytics as well.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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