Welcome to the Compass Training Center! Whether you’re already a power-user of Compass, or a novice, the guides and videos below are designed to help you learn Compass as quickly as possible.

If you prefer help from a human, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Training Emails

These emails are great for new users or any user that wants to enhance their search techniques. We’ll start with the basics of searching, and slowly move to more advanced searching. You’ll receive no more than one email per day with these tips, and you can opt-out anytime.

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Docket Navigator Decathlon

In August of 2019, Docket Navigator held its first research “Decathlon” for librarians and researchers. The test consisted of 10 rigorous questions about patent litigation, and prizes were given to participants. The questions, as well as the answers, are now available as a training tool for all users. Click the link below to download the PDF. And stay tuned for more events like the Decathlon!

Training Videos


A short video to introduce you to Docket Navigator.

Binders 101

A great place to start training! Learn how the Compass binder system will help you work smarter and faster by bundling searches and analytics.

Length 4:01 | Download Guide
Saving and Sharing Binders

Learn how to quickly share your Compass research with your team.

Length 1:24 | Download Guide
Creating Alerts

Learn how to create and manage alerts, how to bundle multiple alerts into a single email, and how to share alerts with other people.

Length 2:09 | Download Guide
Exporting Binders

Learn how to export the tabs of most binders in Compass in a single file.

Length 2:51 | Download Guide
The Binder Wall

Learn how to access the Binder Wall to view, update, and manage your Compass binders.

Length 1:39 | The Binder Wall
Introduction To Compass

Watch this for an introduction to compass and a behind the scenes look at what makes Docket Navigator data so valuable.

Length 4:39
Managing Alerts

Learn how to manage alerts for yourself or your group on the Alerts page.

Length 2:58

Use Cases

Finding Decisions on Specific Types of Motions

Learn how to find court orders on specific types of motions. 

Length 2:37 | Download Guide
Research a Patent’s Litigation Track Record

Learn how to access the complete litigation history of a patent with just a few clicks.

Length 5:41 | Download Guide
Identify Winning Arguments

Learn how to investigate a judge’s decision history on specific types of motions and legal concepts to identify the strategies and arguments that have proven most successful.

Length 8:05 | Download Guide

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