CodeX Brings IP Innovators to the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Show


Docket Alarm was proud to be a part of the 2015 ALM Legal Tech Conference, which took place from February 3rd to February 5thin 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. CodeX sought to bring together companies and individuals disrupting the practice of law through technological innovation.

The intellectual property sector was well represented at the CodeX Pavilion, with almost half of the startups focusing on some aspect of IP law. These companies included Docket Alarm, IPNexus, Patent Vector, and Plain Legal.

Docket Alarm was excited to present to conference attendees its recently unveiled analytics platform, in addition to its current bevy of legal research and alert tools. Using the analytics platform, attorneys can view statistics on every aspect of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including statistics on judges, parties, tech sectors, procedures, and more. These statistics can be used to gain insight into judicial opinions, track the behavior of parties, and even predict litigation outcomes. Attorneys can utilize Docket Alarm’s analytics to devise successful litigation strategies.

IPNexus describes itself as an IP exchange platform. They seek to connect all actors in the IP sector— inventors, universities, startups, and entrepreneurs— with IP protection specialists. These specialists include patent attorneys, IP lawyers, patent agents, and other professionals that can help generate assets and protect proprietary property.  

Patent Vector allows users to discover important and influential patents by leveraging inter-patent relationships. Patent Vector has scrapped the entire internet, creating a platform that maps relationships between every patent from 1976 onward. This allows users to understand the overall patent landscape, and provides important context individual patents.

Plain Legal offers cloud-based software for IP lawyers, with a focus on streamlining their practices. Plain Legal’s products include intake software geared towards the identification of IP assets, automatic document generation, filing services, and docketing services.

Overall, Stanford’s CodeX Pavilion was a success, drawing many attendees, and bringing a much-needed infusion of new technology and innovation to the ALM Legal Tech Conference.


Get the Federal Circuit Disposition Sheet with Docket Alarm's Tracking Tools


With the recent retirement of the Federal Circuit’s daily disposition sheet, you may be wondering how you can get the latest opinions and orders of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Court’s announcementsuggests attorneys visit PACER to view information that used to appear in the disposition sheet. However, viewing the latest CAFC developments on PACER is neither easy nor free. The Court also offers updates on their website that you can check daily— which adds yet another task to your “to do” list. A third option is to subscribe to the CAFC’s RSS feed, but that requires downloading and configuring an RSS reader and it can be difficult to share updates with others.

These options are less than ideal, and fail to fill the void created by the discontinued disposition sheets.

The best option for attorneys looking to receive daily updates from the Federal Circuit is Docket Alarm’s email alert tool. You can receive timely updates from the CAFC by creating your own “disposition sheet.” Simply set up a daily email alert to track Docket Alarm’s Federal Circuit database, and have new opinions and orders sent right to your inbox.

Want to see how easy it is?


Just click the link above and then select “Track This Search.”

New opinions are attached as PDFs to each email alert, eliminating the need to visit the CAFC’s website, or login into and search PACER. Additionally, Docket Alarm’s email alerts offer summaries of each new opinion and order, allowing you to quickly determine the update’s relevance to your needs. These emails are easily forwarded and shared with partners and colleagues.

Sign up for Docket Alarmtoday to create your own daily dispositions sheet and stay on top of the latest news coming out of the Federal Circuit.


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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