Lexis Acquires Lex Machina

Under the headline, “Lex Machina is Accelerating With LexisNexis,” Lex Machina announced this morning that it had been acquired by the larger corporation.

Robert Ambrogi discusses the deal (while it was still an unconfirmed rumor) here. His report of the confirmation of the deal is here.

Additional coverage from Bloomberg BNA is here.

Text of the announcement email from Lex Machina is below:

Today we’re excited to share that Lex Machina has agreed to be acquired by LexisNexis. We will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity within North American Research Solutions at LexisNexis Legal & Professional.

Lex Machina’s mission is to be bring Legal Analytics to all of the law. With the acquisition we will increase our ability to fulfill this mission and accelerate our timetable. As part of one of the largest and most successful content providers in the world, Lex Machina now has access to a vast collection of litigation documents. Leveraging this data on our Legal Analytics platform, we will be able to deliver unprecedented insights for attorneys of all areas of the law.

We will also be able to innovate faster and roll out more features and products to continue to help IP attorneys provide the best service to their clients, win more cases, and win more business. And we’ll gain additional resources to scale our engineering, customer success, and support teams, allowing us to focus even more on our customers.

All of us at Lex Machina are very excited about the road ahead. Please let us know if you have questions or would like to learn more about Legal Analytics.

Thank you,

Your Lex Machina Team

Blog Roundup: June 1-June 30

Chuck Lowry from Fastcase offered some advice to Librarians and Exhibitors looking to get the most out the AALL Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall over at On Firmer Ground.

At Law Librarians Blog Mark Giangrande examined a study on Academic Publisher profits. The underlying paper is here.

At Dewey B. Strategic, Jean O’Grady took a deep dive into Lexis Advance Practice Pages. Jean also looked at some new analytics products from Lex Machina.

2015 New Product Award Winner: Legal Analytics, from Lex Machina

AALL has announced its 2015 Award Recipients, including the winner of the New Product Award. This year’s winner was Legal Analytics, produced by Lex Machina.

There were a number of great nominees for the New Product Award this year, and CRIV thanks everyone who submitted a nomination.

Beginning next year, the New Product Award will no longer be one of CRIV’s responsibilities. AALL is creating a separate jury for the New Product Award. We will post more information about any new procedures here on the CRIV Blog when we know more.

Previous winners can be viewed here.

Blog Roundup April 22-April 28

At 3 Geeks, Greg shared some excitement about Lex Machina, Ravel Law, and Casetext.

Jean O’Grady explored Ravel’s Judge Analytics.

At Slaw, Robert McKay pondered the importance of, and difficulty in, speculation about legal publishing.

Jason Wilson has begun what looks like a deep dive into legal practice management and other tools at the recent ABA Tech Show: Part 1 and Part 2.