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AALL Spectrum | January/February 2016 | Volume 20, Number 3

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40 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG e technology for Legal Analytics was initially created by Stanford University computer science and law school department members in 2010, as part of a public interest project that began in 2008, spearheaded by Professor Mark Lemley and cofounders George Gregory and Joshua Walker. e $3 million project was funded by companies including Apple and Cisco and global law firms such as Fenwick & West and Heller Ehrman. In the years since, readers of e Recorder named Lex Machina's Legal Analytics one of the Best New Legal Services in 2014 and 2015; and the company was awarded the American Association of Law Libraries' New Product Award in 2015. In November 2015, the analytics platform— which helps legal industry members predict dif- ferent legal strategies' outcomes by tagging and categorizing millions of federal court dockets and documents—was acquired by content and technology solutions provider LexisNexis. Although Lex Machina currently focuses on intellectual property law, its recent acqui- sition has provided an array of new oppor- tunities. AALL Spectrum recently spoke with VENDOR VOICE Legal Analytics Shop Talk with Lex Machina After a higher education–fueled start, Lex Machina's Legal Analytics Software-as-a-Service is poised to enter new areas of the law. Find out how it's working to keep customers up to date—and what future legal information access developments the industry can expect. BUSINESS EDGE

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