Use Docket Alarm to Supplement Your Legal Research

While major legal research providers have extensive coverage of court cases, their coverage is not comprehensive. By using Docket Alarm’s research engine in conjunction with other research providers such as Westlaw and LexisNexis, attorneys can be sure they have access to every federal docket, Patent Trial and Appeal Board docket, and International Trade Commission investigation.

Federal Courts & PACER

While some of the large legal research engines have around 160,000 documents / year in their federal case databases, Docket Alarm keep tabs on over 250,000 federal court documents each year. Docket Alarm links directly to the PACER database, enabling attorneys to search for and download new cases uploaded to PACER before they become available in other databases. This gives users immediate access to the most recent federal court decisions, motions, and exhibits.


In addition to comprehensive federal court coverage, Docket Alarm also offers complete coverage of decisions coming out of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Other legal research engines cover these tribunals infrequently, if at all. Docket Alarm is also the only legal research platform to offer analytics and statistics on the PTAB. These analytics can be used to help attorneys predict the outcomes of cases and develop successful litigation strategies.

Tracking and Alerts

Docket Alarm allows attorneys to stay up to date on their research through its docket tracking feature, enabling users to receive updates on cases and on specific search queries. Updates can be delivered to a user’s inbox as frequently as they choose. Filings are attached to alerts as PDFs, so there is no need to login to the platform to view or download a file.


Many legal research engines may charge you up to three, four, or five times Docket Alarm’s rates per service. For a low flat rate, attorneys have unlimited access to all of Docket Alarm’s features, supplementing legal research for minimal additional cost.

Sign up today to enhance your legal research with Docket Alarm and never miss another docket. 

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Docket Alarm is an advanced search and litigation tracking service for the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), Bankruptcy Courts, and Federal Courts across the United States. Docket Alarm searches and tracks millions of dockets and documents for thousands of users.

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