Just in time for the annual AALL conference, Docket Alarm is excited to announce the addition of attorney analytics to its analytics platform. Now, along
with being able to view analytics on parties, judges, and law firms, users can see
how individual attorneys are performing in the PTAB.
The attorney analytics tool allows users to identify top attorneys based on the number of proceedings in which they have
participated, along with the parties they typically represent, the tech centers
they focus on, their success rate.
RFC Express was, until recently, a well-known IP litigation alert provider that offered easy access to case alerts at a reasonable rate. Unfortunately, the service has appeared to have shuttered its doors. Many users stopped receiving case alerts without warning.
Fortunately, former RFC Express users are not left without options. Docket Alarm can meet all of their research needs and much more. Blazing Fast Alerts Over a Comprehensive Database
Like RFC Express, Docket Alarm offers users access to IP cases from U.S. Federal District Courts.
From August 29 to September 6, 2015, servers operated by the
United States Copyright Office, were down. For more than eight days, hundreds of
applicants had to jump through hoops to file a copyright.
The Copyright Office’s electronic filing system, known as
“eCO”, was taken offline “to accommodate a scheduled annual power outage to
allow routine maintenance by the Architect of the Capitol,” according to the Office.However, at the end of the blackout period,
the Library’s information technology office could not bring the servers back
online, along with several other Library managed government sites.
Terms and connectors searching allow users to string
together multiple complex queries. Say you are searching for §112 issues in a
patent case. You may search for “written description invalidity” to find
relevant information. However, this search will return any result that uses
those three words. By using terms and connectors, you can narrow your query:
(written w/3 description) w/10 invalidity. This query indicates that you
are looking for results where the word “description” appears within three words
of “written”, and “invalidity” appears within ten words of that combination.
Terms and connectors searching is also helpful in finding
cases whose characteristics match your own.
to lawyers and professionals, regular citizens can benefit from having access
to Docket Alarm’s legal research platform to uncover litigation history and stay
informed of the latest lawsuits and cases. Here are four ways the public can
use Docket Alarm to their benefit.
1. Conduct Due Diligence
can use Docket Alarm to research potential employers or business partners.
Creating a parody of a well-recognized brand is a popular way
to captivate the public, à la the “Dumb
Starbucks” phenomenon that took the internet by storm last year and had LA
residents lining up around the block for a cup of “dumb coffee.”
But is this type of witty commentary legal? Well, as any
lawyer will tell you, it depends.
Parody can be raised as a defense to a trademark or
copyright infringement lawsuit.
In the News: Docket Alarm is excited to announce that we have been
selected as a finalist in Legaltech News’ Innovation Awards for Best Research Product!
The award is in recognition of outstanding achievement by legal professionals
in their use of technology.
Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson
In this installment of Docket Alarm’s Know Your PTAB Judge newsletter, Docket Alarm is proud to feature Administrative
Patent Judge Trevor Jefferson.
Docket Alarm was proud to be a part of the 2015 ALM Legal
Tech Conference, which took place from February 3rd to February 5th
in New York City. One of the most talked about features of
this year’s conference was the CodeX Pavilion— a curated grouping of
law startups and other legal tech innovators. CodeX, a product of
The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, focuses on law technology,
particularly on computational law.
PACER is a government system to access US court records.
Why do I need it?
Docket Alarm uses PACER to access Federal Court documents.
Under the flat-rate plan, we pass these fees on to your
account without markup.
What will I be charged?
If we already have the document in our database, you will not be charged
anything. However, if we do not, then we must retrieve it from the court
and incur their access fee.
PACER charges $0.10 per page with a 30 page (or $3.00) cap for all
documents, except transcripts which have no cap. For
example, a five page document is $0.50 and a 50 page document is $3.00.
Accessing docket sheets also incurs a fee if we do not already have the
full docket sheet (again, max of $3.00). These fees are only incurred for
Federal Courts and Bankruptcies.
Do other courts have fees?
Certain state courts, mostly in California, charge for access to some
documents. When accessing for-pay state courts, you will always be
given an option to accept or decline the payment.
Basic Free Access
We’re committed to keeping the law open. We provide
free searches and document/docket views
a week for documents already in our system. You have
pages left for free
Note: free views don't apply to documents purchased from government
systems, e.g., PACER.