Big Data creates big possibilities, especially in the high stakes world of patent litigation. Concepts that used to be driven by anecdotal experiences of counsel — factors that influence a judge’s decision-making, behavior patterns of companies in litigation, events that impact the litigation schedule and budget — now can be understood and addressed by collecting and analyzing Big Data.

But mining large quantities of data from public sources begs the question:

How do you present big data in a way that allows busy decision-makers to quickly make use of the information?

Viewing large data sets as charts makes the information easier to understand. But static charts  are limited to a predefined set of parameters that may not fit every situation. Moreover, viewing one set of static charts often inspires deeper questions.

Interactive data visualization moves beyond static charts, allowing deeper exploration of the data in real time. By giving you control of the parameters, you can “slice and dice” the data to fit your unique situation.


Insights into judicial decision-making.

What it is.

The Motion Success Report shows the success rates of more than 400 different types of motions over time. The interactive chart can be limited to rulings by a specific judge or group of judges, by court or agency, or by one of fourteen other criteria.  Results are displayed as a bar chart with the underlying data table in real numbers and percentages.  Both are “clickable” to the underlying orders.

How it is used.

The Motion Success Report is a powerful tool for deciding whether to file or oppose a motion and what situations, arguments and evidence are most likely to lead to the desired result.

Clicking on numbers in any of the red parts of the chart or the red numbers will display a list of orders denying the motions along with Docket Navigator’s attorney-written summaries of the rationale.  The same can be done with other colors.  So for the first time ever, you have sharp visuals and complete data transparency.

We make it simple to share.

Select a search criteria and generate an interactive chart in less than a minute.  Knowing that the ability to share these visuals with colleagues and clients is essential, we’ve also created one-click functionality to convert the report to professionally designed, client-ready reports in PDF format.

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Insights into litigation schedules.

What it is.

The Time to Milestones Report shows the average and median time to reach key litigation milestones in patent cases, calculated from the date the complaint was filed.  The interactive chart can be limited by a specific judge or group of judges, by court or agency, or one of more than fourteen other criteria.

How it is used.

The Time to Milestones Report is a powerful tool for estimating litigation schedules and budgets.  In this example, you can  see that in the Eastern District of Texas, the average time for courts to issue a claim construction ruling is 22.4 months.  You can also see that the average time for jury trials to complete is around 30 months.  Clicking on the milestone categories in the chart, or the numbers in the table below (not shown) will display the list of orders that were analyzed when calculating the times.  Viewing the underlying cases and orders can help you determine the factors that caused some cases to move slowly and others more quickly.

Print reports with ease.

Select one or more search criteria and generate the interactive report in less than a minute.  And you can create a professionally designed, client-ready report in PDF format with one click, making it easier than ever to share with your clients or practice group.



Insights into litigation behavior.

What it is.

The Case Timelines Report is a revolutionary way to visualize litigation milestones for a group of cases you select.  Timelines are displayed in parallel with color-coded milestones that can be clicked to access the underlying court document.

How it is used.

Use the Case Timelines Report to explore litigation behavior and strategies across multiple cases.  In this example, you can see how events in one case shape events in other cases involving the same patent.  The Case Timeline Report is also a great way to quickly determine whether cases involving a patent or litigant tend to settle quickly or involve more extensive litigation.  To dig deeper into specific milestones, click the colored dots on the timelines to view attorney-written summaries of the underlying orders.  Then create a professionally designed, client-ready report in PDF format with one click.


Docket Navigator Analytics is a set of interactive data visualization tools for patent litigation. It leverages the most powerful patent litigation database available to provide immediate answers to questions about high stakes patent litigation.