Save Time and Effort Spent Crafting Queries Using the Smart Search Beta API Endpoint

Crafting precise search queries can be a time-consuming and delicate process, even for the most sophisticated of legal researchers. The beta launch of Docket Alarm’s new Smart Search endpoint seeks to streamline this process while optimizing the accessibility of even the most granular litigation data.

The Smart Search tool converts plain language instructions into robust queries, perfectly tailored to Docket Alarm’s search algorithm. Simply send your request to /smart_search/ along with your login token, OpenAI API key, and a set of instructions detailing what you need to find. The endpoint will then generate an optimized query to target that specific criteria.

For example, let's say you need to locate all documents involving Ford Motor Company (but not Ford Motor Credit) that may contain judgment amounts, fees, and span from June 2014 to December 2019. Just include those instructions, and Smart Search will dynamically build a Docket Alam-specific query such as:

party:(Ford AND "Motor Company" NOT "Motor Credit") documenttitle:(judgment OR judgement OR "damages awarded" OR fee OR fees OR "amount due" OR "awarded amount") from:6/1/2014 to:12/31/2019 is:document

Smart Search has demonstrated great improvements to search efficiency and accessibility throughout our team’s internal testing. Should you explore the beta for yourself, we look forward to hearing about how Smart Search improves your organization’s litigation data research.

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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