The New York Times on Lex Machina

March 3rd, 2012

Farther-reaching new relations of data sets, however, may come from start-up companies and grass-roots hackers. A Palo Alto, Calif., company calledLex Machina takes data from patent litigation outcomes and predicts whether or not you should settle, based also on things like the type of intellectual property, the judge and the court hearing the case. “An ethically provocative” product, is how Alistair Croll, Strata’s co-chair, described it. “I’m waiting for a derivatives market in patent litigation.”

Pretty cool!