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Written by our data scientist and experienced attorney editors, Special Reports provide in-depth analysis on topics and trends that matter most to you.

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Case Outcomes

The complicated, but necessary, process of determining wins and losses in federal patent cases.

Patent litigation can be messy and confusing, overwhelming even to the most experienced of judges and practitioners. To parse out the wins and losses, knowledge of case management, claim construction, patent determinations, transfers, consolidations, severances and stays is vital. Breaking cases down to the accusation level is a necessary step in the classification of winners and losers. Docket Navigator’s case and accusation outcome model described in this report ensures the most complete and accurate reporting of litigation wins and losses possible.

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Patent Litigation Research: The Importance of Precision

A Comparison of Docket Navigator and Lex Machina Data Searches

Docket Navigator recently engaged Feit Consulting to conduct an unbiased study comparing two patent litigation research tools – Docket Navigator and Lex Machina, a competing tool that relies heavily on AI to process legal data. The results revealed strengths and weaknesses in several areas such as user-friendliness, comprehensiveness, and accuracy. Feit’s study revealed that regardless of a user’s research prowess with these tools, the secret to finding comprehensive and accurate results hinges on the architecture of the database itself; the data points being collected, and how they are connected to other related data points.

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News & Announcements

December Release Notes

January 12, 2022|

Data Enhancements and Bug Fixes Replaced upcoming cases with CAFC significant decisions in Weekly Insights Allow for advanced filtering of the Trademark Docket Report Lexology article integration into [...]

November Release Notes

December 11, 2021|

We’re extremely proud to announce our new Patent Appeals coverage! We’ve spent the last year developing an extremely granular approach to representing and classifying CAFC data, painstakingly connecting underlying cases, patents, and rulings to their now-processed appellate counterparts. For each appeal, our attorney editors flag all of the lower tribunal decisions and associated data being challenged on appeal and then layer in appellate status and outcomes as they occur. This includes: orders, remedies, determinations, and claim constructions.

October Release Notes

November 4, 2021|

We've added a new scorecard that appears at the top of every non-settled case in the report and shows the number of Accusations that were won, lost, settled or dismissed for non-merits reasons. This way, users can easily see what combination of Accusation Outcomes led to the overall Case Outcome.

September Release Notes

October 7, 2021|

Our famous Docket Report – now for Trade Secret law! This daily report tracks every new federal case claiming violations of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. § 1836), as well as every substantive ruling in pending trade secret cases (NOS 880).

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