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Faster and smarter than ever before

To date, we have reviewed and flagged 6.7 million docket entries and we’ve processed nearly 600,000 court orders. Those are huge numbers considering how much detailed data (up to 29 different fields) we record for each one. If we multiply the number of processed decisions by the number of data fields we could enter for each one, it adds up to around 17 million possible data items.

Our system allows users to slice and dice those 17 million possibilities to find exactly what they are looking for.

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Powerful Filters

With up to 19 different filter types, you can examine court documents to find exactly what you want. The majority of our data is hand-coded by licensed U.S. attorneys, giving us industry leading accuracy and granularity.

  • Type of Document

  • Posture of Motion

  • Result of Motion

  • Legal Issue

  • Parties

  • Law Firms

  • Attorneys

  • Court

  • Document Text

  • Case Status

  • Patents

  • Patent Technologies

  • Case Age

  • Case Filing Date

  • Current Case Age

  • Case Number

  • Outcome

  • Document Filing Date

Detailed Taxonomies

Type of Document

Many filters are supported by detailed legal taxonomies used to classify and normalize data across jurisdictions. They are extremely granular and make complicated research easier than ever before. For example, the Type of Document taxonomy contains more than 700 different motion types organized by topic.

Legal Issue

Modern patent litigation involves a significant number of substantive and procedural legal concepts. That’s why the Legal Issue taxonomy contains more than 1,600 legal concepts.

Posture of Motion

The Posture of Motion filter focuses on the manner in which a motion was presented. This gives users considerable power over their research. Want to find only orders on stipulated/agreed motions? To exclude them? It’s just a click away.

Precision Searches

Combine the power of multiple search filters with the precision of detailed taxonomies to quickly find specific types of decisions. To see some examples on how filters fit together to answer complex questions, click on one of these example research goals:

Start Slide Judge Stark’s decisions granting Rule 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss due to invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Contested motions to stay pending IPR denied in the Northern District of California. Summary judgment decisions addressing inequitable conduct in cases involving Apple. Judge Stark’s decisions granting... To find all of Judge Stark’s decisions granting Rule 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss due to invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101, we'll use these four filters. Type of Document Result of motion Legal issue judge Leonard P. Stark Unpatentable Subject Matter (35 U.S.C. § 101) (and all subcategories) Motion to Dismiss – Failure to State a Claim (FRCP 12(b)(6)) Granted Back Contested motions to stay To find just contested motions to stay pending IPR denied in the Northern District of California, we'll start with these four filters. Type of Document posture of motion result of motion court California Northern District Denied Motion to Stay Pending IPR Motion by a Party Back Summary judgment To find summary judgment decisions addressing inequitable conduct in cases involving Apple, use these three filters: legal issue parties type of document Motion for Summary Judgment – Patent Unenforceable or
Motion for Summary Judgment – Patent Not Unenforceable
Inequitable Conduct Apple Inc. Back

More Focused Motions

Building a patent litigation strategy can sometimes feel like putting together a jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces. You know the law and the facts of your case, but you don’t always know which arguments a judge will find most compelling. Docket Navigator’s Motion Success chart is a virtual map of your judge’s decision history, allowing you to identify successful arguments so you can focus on what’s likely to win, while avoiding pitfalls.