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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

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).

Introducing Patent Appeals

September 21, 2021|

Over the years, the most requested new feature, by far, is coverage for appeals of patent cases. For more than two years, the Docket Navigator team has been busy working behind the scenes building database architecture, gathering court of appeals data, curating the data as we have for lower court cases, and then connecting all of the new data with the lower court data.

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