Legal Service Patents (Class 705/311)
  • Patent number: 10992695
    Abstract: A breach reporting and incident management (BRIM) system and method are disclosed. The system and method include a network hardware and software platform through which multiple user entities can more automatically conduct and manage their relationships and exchange data. User entities include but are not limited to corporate entities. Once connections are established the connection itself is automatically archived along with all communications history, and data exchange history. Data exchanged includes data regarding security breaches affecting services provided by one of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRL, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory David Smelker, Davide De Micco, Nitesh Gupta, Shailesh Arun Alawani, Sanjeev Dheer, Christopher Marino
  • Patent number: 10984494
    Abstract: Intervention in the operation of a smart contract in a distributed ledger system may include: launching execution of the smart contract; upon launching execution of the smart contract, executing a judgment checking function to determine whether a judgment against the smart contract exists in a judgment database; in response to a judgment against the smart contract existing in the judgment database, intervening in the operation of the smart contract to prevent the execution of the smart contract; and in response to no judgment against the smart contract existing in the judgment database, continuing execution of the smart contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jochen Lothar Leidner, Tim Nugent, Sam Chadwick
  • Patent number: 10938898
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method 500 for synchronizing and a synchronization system 400 to synchronize alterations made to a work product, by client devices 300, wherein the synchronization system 400 and the client devices 300 are interspersed in a collaborative work environment 100 and wherein the synchronization system 400 comprises a server side memory unit 420 which upon invocation by a server side processor 410 triggers thereat an initiation component 421, a comparison component 422, an evaluation component 423, a scoring component 424, and an integration component 425.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ARC Document Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Roy, Srinivasa Rao Mukkamala, Himadri Majumder, Dipali Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 10761838
    Abstract: A method in one embodiment comprises generating a document corpus comprising a plurality of application programming interface electronic documents, wherein the plurality of application programming interface electronic documents are organized according to one or more application programming interface versions, receiving a query from one or more users seeking information corresponding to one or more application programming interfaces, generating a subset of the plurality of application programming interface electronic documents from the database in response to the query using one or more code artifacts, retrieving data corresponding to the one or more application programming interface versions, dynamically modifying one or more of the plurality of application programming interface electronic documents in the subset of the plurality of application programming interface electronic documents based on the retrieved application programming interface version data, and transmitting the subset of the plurality of appli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mainak Roy, Chitrak Gupta, Abhirup Seal
  • Patent number: 10649623
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for creating a file activity feed for display on a user interface of a client computing device. In one aspect, data comprising a plurality of activities associated with a file may be obtained. Two or more activities from the plurality of activities may be grouped into a single module of work for display within the file activity feed. The file activity feed may be displayed on the user interface of the client computing device. In some cases, the file activity feed includes one or more file activity elements including at least the single module of work. In some cases, the file activity feed includes a filter icon and a query feature. The filter icon may provide one or more filter preferences for filtering the file activity feed. The query feature may facilitate querying the file activity feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas L. Milvaney, Taili Feng, Manoj Sharma, Sophie I. Vennix
  • Patent number: 10650009
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a trending topic on an online social network, accessing a plurality of content objects posted to the online social network, wherein each content object is associated with the trending topic, and categorizing each content object into clusters based on a natural-language analysis of the content objects. The method may further include calculating a quality score for each cluster, wherein the quality score for each cluster is based at least on a measure of recency of one or more publication dates of the content objects within the cluster, select the cluster with the highest quality score as a trending cluster, and generating a trending-topic interface that includes a headline and description of the trending topic, wherein the headline and description are extracted from one or more of the content objects within the trending cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Soorya Vamsi Mohan Tanikella, Li-Tal Mashiach, Ivan Mazepov, Apurva Sinha
  • Patent number: 10600008
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein provide electronic case versioning in a case management system. A request to capture a snapshot of an electronic case at a current point in time is received. The snapshot provides a record of the electronic case at the current point in time. Information associated with the electronic case at the current point in time is identified. The information is stored in an object representing the snapshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward L. Bader, Jean-Marc Costecalde
  • Patent number: 10552766
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein provide electronic case versioning in a case management system. A request to capture a snapshot of an electronic case at a current point in time is received. The snapshot provides a record of the electronic case at the current point in time. Information associated with the electronic case at the current point in time is identified. The information is stored in an object representing the snapshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edward L. Bader, Jean-Marc Costecalde
  • Patent number: 10373713
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for facilitating transactions involving pharmaceutical products. The system can be particularly useful for independent pharmacies, allowing them to resell pharmaceuticals that would otherwise likely expire before being used. The system can be highly automated and highly customized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: John Kello, Gablan Zawaideh
  • Patent number: 10095992
    Abstract: Deep learning is used to identify specific, potential risks to an enterprise while such risks are still internal electronic communications. The combination of Deep Learning and blockchain technologies is a system for overcoming the problem of “small training sets” for highly adverse situations. Each enterprise's data is secure; is not revealed to any other enterprise and yet is being aggregated using blockchain technology into a training set that is provably viable for building a Deep Learning model which is specific to a given adverse situation. When deployed, the Deep Learning model may provide an early warning alert to an enterprise's corporate counsel (or leaders) of a potential adverse situation the enterprise would like to know about in time to conduct an internal investigation in order to prevent or avoid the risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intraspexion, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson E. Brestoff, Jagannath Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 10049367
    Abstract: One embodiment may include a non-transitory, computer-readable medium that store instructions configured to cause a processor to execute, via a server configured to communicate within a client-server network, a product compliance fulfillment portal. The product compliance fulfillment portal may include a product compliance evaluation (PCE) tool, a product baseline compliance specification (PBCS) tool, and a transactional compliance plan (TCP) tool. The PCE tool may be configured to add compliance requirements for a product in a territory, the PBCS tool may be configured to identify compliance requirements for the product in the territory and assign a compliance status in the territory, and the TCP tool may be configured to receive a customer order incoming via a computing client communicatively coupled to the server, the customer order including products and a desired territory as input and to derive a compliance plan specifying fulfillment instructions to fulfill the customer order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Wayne Creager, Sreenivasu Mylavarapu, Mark Jonathan Klawin, Troy Gilchrist Wojick
  • Patent number: 10033596
    Abstract: A wireless mesh network is provided with equipment and methods for monitoring and enforcement of license terms. The network includes a plurality of wireless network nodes, a wireless access point, and a network manager in communication with the access point and with the network nodes via the access point. At least one of the network nodes and the access point includes license information embedded in the device hardware, and the network manager provides services to the wireless network subject to license terms determined based on the license information embedded within the network node or access point. Additionally, the network manager is in communication with a user application external to the network, and relays communication between the user application and the wireless network. The network manager modulates communications relayed between the user application and the wireless network subject to the license information embedded within the network node or access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Linear Technology LLC
    Inventors: Alain Pierre Levesque, Lance Robert Doherty
  • Patent number: 9904715
    Abstract: Data objects stored in a data store include data attribute(s) and associated value(s) for the attributes. Data analysis tools (DATs) stored in a data store are associated with reference data attritbute(s). The data objects are identified by one or more DATs based on each reference data attribute(s) of a corresponding DAT matching one of the data attribute(s) of the corresponding data object(s) and independent of the value for the data attribute(s). The DATs generate an additional data object as a function of the identified data object, and the additional data object is stored in the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Taylor, Ryan Jerry Richt
  • Patent number: 9686079
    Abstract: A server receives a package of data including: a document designated for notarization, identification information including a photograph, photograph of a user, and a signature of the user. The server compares the photograph of the user to the photograph included with the identification information. Next, the server verifies an identity of the user based on the identification information and the photograph by comparing the photograph of the signer to the photograph included with the identification information. The server then applies the signature and an indication of notarization to the document designated for notarization to create a notarized version of the document. The server stores the notarized version of the document, the photograph, and the identification document in a secure data package, and provides the notarized version of the document to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventor: William J. Raduchel
  • Patent number: 9646355
    Abstract: Electronic signatures are authenticated utilizing near field communication (NFC) devices as proof of identity. An identification service collects an identification of a NFC device associated with a signer of a contract. The identification may be utilized as an access control mechanism that enables the signer to receive, view, or sign the contract. An electronic signature associated with the signer is received. The identification of the NFC device and the electronic signature of the signer are recorded in the contract and/or audit information associated with the contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Benjamin David Follis
  • Patent number: 9635113
    Abstract: The software-as-a-service (the “Service”) is a web-based software product available to a service professional (an “SP”) allowing such SP to digitally engage clients on matters using any device that can connect to the internet such as a laptop, smartphone, tablet or other web-enabled devices (Google glasses, web-enabled watches etc.) (the “Device”). SPs can also use the Service to collaborate with their clients on matters by communicating and sharing documents with them in private collaboration portals exclusive to a specific client matter which are accessible through the Service and created by the Service during the Service's digital engagement process. The Service is presently directed to SPs such as lawyers for use in the digital engagement of, and collaboration with, their clients on client matters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Velawsity, LLC
    Inventors: Raghu Chilukuri, Aymeric Grassart, Karnig Kerkonian, Harry Madanyan, Rudy Minasian, Thanadham Thaveesaengsiri, John Tran
  • Patent number: 9442467
    Abstract: An event triggered data lockbox is capable of anonymous revelation. The personal information for a person is saved in a secure memory. A lockbox condition for access to the secure memory is determined. Upon satisfaction of the lockbox condition, anonymous revelation of a masked profile for the personal information in the secure memory is permitted. As an example, a masked profile may be sent to a bank for loan qualifications and includes a credit score or summary characteristics. The lockbox condition comprises a time or an event associated with the person. In an alternative embodiment, the personal information can be fully revealed upon satisfaction of certain lockbox conditions such as an event such qualification for a loan or as a particular birthday age or death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Taher G Behbehani
  • Patent number: 9275033
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for creating an object within a system, utilizing a template. These mechanisms and methods for creating an object within a system, utilizing a template can enable increased efficiency, resource and time savings, more intuitive object creation, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee:, inc.
    Inventors: Simon Wong, Sonali Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20150149371
    Abstract: A case document generating method implemented by a computer processor for automatically generating formally correct case documents within an electronic network connecting a plurality of desktop and mobile clients to the computer processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Red Ball Express, LLC
    Inventors: Chhi'mèd Künzang, Stephen DeRosa
  • Publication number: 20150149372
    Abstract: A document classification system is provided. The document classification system analyzes digital document information which is collected to be submitted as evidence in a lawsuit and classifies the digital document information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro Morimoto, Yoshikatsu Shirai, Hideki Takeda, Kazumi Hasuko
  • Publication number: 20150149370
    Abstract: A method for lawyers to communicate to courts has a client browser in bi-directional communication with a web application server and database. The database stores records and procedures for each court system and common functions applicable to any court system. A messaging subsystem provides messages populated with information from database records for delivery through the web application server to the client browser, or user. The method operates upon a docket of criminal cases, typically those without an in person trial. The invention allows real time collaboration between attorneys, prosecutors, and the court staff as modules. The attorney module has a tickler system that reminds the attorney about cases with open documents via email. The administrator module displays defendant data for a case. The prosecutor module generates a quick recommendation for disposition using information about a defendant placed into a template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Roger W. Klein, Timothy A. Engelmeyer
  • Publication number: 20150112877
    Abstract: Exemplary systems for processing a corpus of documents, such as legal contracts or agreements, are disclosed. The systems include a phrase discovery engine which derives statistics and phrase equivalence classes, groups of phrase equivalence classes, and uberphrases (clauses) bounded by phrases. These can be used to determine origins of phrases or clauses within given legal contract or to suggest alternative phrases and clauses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Schilder, Jochen L. Leidner
  • Publication number: 20150106277
    Abstract: A system for posting a public notice on the Internet for a legal jurisdiction. The system includes a forum server, client computer, and the Internet. The forum server stores data and information regarding public notices in the jurisdiction, and supports a website that provides notice-related services such as posting, searching, monitoring, and other legal services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Crispin CULBERTSON
  • Publication number: 20150106276
    Abstract: Documents are analyzed for best practices and compliance with rules normalized for an industry or an enterprise by identifying, grouping, and scoring clauses. Key clauses in each stored document are identified which distinguish a relationship with restrictions on the principal party. A document set containing potentially conflicting restrictions is scanned for clauses, which mutually conflict. Documents with circular dependencies, obligations on the same resources, commitments to exclusivity, or compel action or inaction are surfaced for renegotiation, risk remediation, or conflict resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Thorfinn Clark, Chris Hawkins
  • Patent number: 9001362
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a service provider to identify documents to include in a client's repository and for the client to print the documents from the client's repository. In an embodiment, a computing device receives authentication information identifying a first user, receives first user information identifying a second user, receives information indicating selection of a one or more particular documents, from a set of one or more documents, and sends document information that at least identifies the one or more particular documents to a repository associated with the second user. A printing device receives second user information identifying the second user, and, in response to receiving the second user information, retrieves the one or more particular documents from the repository based, at least in part, on the second user information. The printing device processes at least one document of the one or more particular documents for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Motoyama, Tomohito Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20150087279
    Abstract: A mobile accident processing system and method. An example system includes a mobile device configured to issue a notification of an accident involving at least a commercial carrier. The example system also includes a base station device configured to respond to the notification and test at least one condition associated with the accident. The base station assesses circumstances of the accident based on testing the at least one condition and determines whether an impairment test is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brendan B. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20150081574
    Abstract: A system and method to gather, correlate, analyze, and report information to provide a user with an ability to more efficiently and safely track and arrest fugitives for whom arrest warrants have been issued and collect moneys owed by fugitives, and provide warrant management and a fugitive-tracking lifecycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Jonathan Selby, David Henderson
  • Publication number: 20150074005
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that displays a patent. This system provides a user interface, which is configured to display panels containing different sections of the patent, wherein the panels for the different sections of the patent are visible at the same time. In this way, a user does not have to navigate to view the different sections of the patent. In a variation on this embodiment, the panels for the different sections of the patent can include: (1) a patent summary panel, which displays the abstract of the patent and also displays information associated with the patent, including: the patent number, the filing date, the issue date, the names of the inventors and the assignee; (2) a citations panel which displays documents which are cited by the patent; and (3) a claims panel which displays one or more claims in the patent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: William C. Brougher, Doug Banks
  • Publication number: 20150074007
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a method for processing computer readable electronic files in an investigation in a computer system including a processor coupled to a display and an electronic storage device coupled to the processor. The method includes the processor accessing the electronic files and related data from a data source. The accessed files and related data are culled by the processor based on predetermined filter criteria. The processor stores the remaining files and related data in a third-party data repository and maps a set of electronic files and related data stored in the third-party data repository into a predetermined database schema. The mapped files and related data are analyzed by the processor, which applies a status decision on them. The analyzed electronic files and related data are submitted to a third-party e-discovery processing application based on the applied status decision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: John Thomas GABRIEL, Baroon ANAND, Christopher David DEPPE, Thomas P. Seymour, Gerardo HERRERA, Ashish UPADHYAY, Ryan REEVES
  • Publication number: 20150074006
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a certification method of contracts in an electronic format wherein a telecommunication operator certifies sending a contract by a user customer of said operator to another user which is not a customer of the telecommunication operator by means of an electronic mail and/or SMS; and this can sign by means of the response to the electronic mail or to the SMS the acceptance or rejection of the contract in a reliable way, generating proof of the transaction in every moment, so that it can be considered a legally binding contract since the entire process is certified by a telecommunication operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lleidanetworks Serveis Telematics, S.A.
    Inventor: Francisco Sapena Soler
  • Publication number: 20150066785
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling digital evidence comprising creating a case record comprising information about an investigative case, electronically storing at least one piece of digital evidence into memory, and associating the stored at least one piece of evidence with the case record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: DF LABS
    Inventor: Dario V. Forte
  • Publication number: 20150066784
    Abstract: The present invention involves methods, systems, and apparatus for providing an automated clickwrap and browsewrap agreement system. In one aspect, a method includes providing an electronically securable agreement management system; allowing access to a client; associating websites with the client; storing client agreements; receiving and recording end-user identifiers; receiving and responding to client queries; and transmitting the client agreement to the client in response to the client queries. Other aspects include collecting end-user identifiers; transmitting the end-user; populating the client agreement; transmitting identifiers, queries, and agreements through an API; collecting identifiers and populating client agreements through a system module; running the system on the same server as the client website; performing statistics and analytics on stored data; and populating a client historical agreement webpage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Powers
  • Publication number: 20150058232
    Abstract: Investigative systems and methods are provided. A representative system incorporates a memory comprising a first executable code; and a first processor configured to execute the first executable code to: selectively perform data access from a plurality of events based on execution of the first executable code, wherein the data access corresponds to sequential image capture of the plurality of events using multiple instances of simultaneously executing capture windows. A representative method comprises: executing a single instance of an executable file; and selectively accessing data from a plurality of events based on execution of executable code of the executable file wherein the data corresponds to sequential image capture of the plurality of events using multiple instances of simultaneously executing image capture windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: James B. Persinger, Evelyn K. Bishop-Persinger
  • Publication number: 20150058231
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for assigning and aggregating legal claims that would, individually, not be practicably actionable by claim holders. Legal claims are assigned and aggregated by providing claim holders with interfaces that allow the input of claim information and the assignment of claim rights. Assigned legal claims are grouped by prospective defendant, thereby allowing effective prosecution of the aggregated legal claims by one or a few parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ben Kinney
  • Patent number: 8965983
    Abstract: Changes made to a document are automatically summarized within an electronic message. The changes may be made to a document that is being collaborated on. For example, the document may be an attachment to an electronic message, a link to a shared document that is contained within the electronic message and/or a document that is being shared between a different users. The document may be any type of file to which changes/comments are made, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, slides, and the like. A reviewer may make many different types of changes to the document (e.g. deleting/adding content, adding comments, and the like). After making any changes to the document, a summary of the changes is automatically inserted into an electronic message that is then sent to one or more recipients. Live information relating to the document may also be displayed with one or more electronic messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Costenaro, Jedidiah Brown
  • Publication number: 20150046348
    Abstract: Methods and systems for assembling databases in multiple-party proceedings. Class members or their agents can file claims online using a computer network connected to the database. The online connection may be provided as a web site accessible through the Internet. Users file claims by submitting Identifying Information and Claim Information, both of which may be validated in order to prevent fraudulent or otherwise invalid claims. Class members may be provided with reference strings prior to filing the claim. The users are prompted to submit the reference strings when filing the claims for purposes of administration and to verify the authenticity of the filing. The filed claims are stored in a database which may be accessible to parties in the class action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Analytics Incorporated
    Inventor: RICHARD W. SIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20150046347
    Abstract: The disclosure details a computer program enabling parties to litigation to produce a questionnaire through an internet based website and enabling jurors to respond to the questionnaire through such website. The program comprises numerous code sequences that assist the court, a court reporter, the parties to litigation (and counsel), and the judge in the process of selecting and empaneling jurors from a plurality of candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jeb C. Griebat
  • Publication number: 20150046349
    Abstract: A machine based system for a legal process is provided that includes a memory and a processor. The memory may store settlement authority, and the processor may accept input on whether a settlement offer was accepted. The processor may cause the decision on whether the settlement offer was accepted to be stored in the memory. A display may be included that that displays the settlement authority. A camera may be used to capture an image of a document that is stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas J. Michael, JR., Amy D. Lathers, Thomas J. Michael
  • Publication number: 20150039483
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for generating, distributing, and accessing private investigation related documents. The system is operated by a host and utilized by a number of different entities that are involved in preparing and distributing private investigated related documents. The system also permits the automated invoicing and billing of private investigation related activities. The archiving of data related to private investigations can also be carried out by the present system. In still yet other embodiments, the system can permit real time editing of reports, the generation of reports via voice recognition, as well as access to streaming broadcasts. Other embodiments permit photographs and/or maps to be embedded into private investigation related reports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas E. Santarlas
  • Publication number: 20150032645
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides techniques for the automation of legal document review and creation of summary documents. The disclosed subject matter can be operated in training mode or classification mode. A preprocessor generates candidate items and associated features from input documents. Candidate items can be presented to a machine learning classifier, which classifies them as relevant or not relevant to a given legal category. A summary document can be provided including the relevant candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
  • Patent number: 8935229
    Abstract: The present inventor devised systems, methods, interfaces, and software that can facilitate generation and presentation of legal trend data based on legal documents, such as caselaw documents or court docket documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: West Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Ritchey
  • Patent number: 8935297
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for the transfer and/or aggregation of data and, in particular, integrating data used in managing a professional services practice. The invention preferably transfers and/or aggregates data relating to the identity of clients and matters for whom professional services are being rendered with data relating to the work which data may be maintained in inconsistent, proprietary formats, comprising one or more of the following types of information: accounting; budgeting; docketing; time and billing; work product; word processing; records; project management; and/or other information relating to the professional services. The system of the present invention preferably comprises data storage and data processing means adapted to use the data in substantially portable and/or application-independent format, and/or and transfer or aggregate data between common, and/or proprietary data formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick J. Coyne
  • Publication number: 20150012448
    Abstract: A collaborative matter management and analysis tool is presented. Each matter has its own workspace that is built around a collaborative backbone. Users can provide access to the matter workspace to anyone who they want to collaborate with, including others at their organization and persons outside the organization, such as clients, lawyers, experts, vendors and other third parties. Processing of the document is automatic and based on the content and document type. The document, when uploaded, is OCR'd and based on the content, citations are converted to hyperlinks and the cited documents are linked. Documents and events are associated to enable enhanced productivity tools such as searching and e-brief.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Ofer Bleiweiss, Jeremiah Kelman
  • Publication number: 20140379591
    Abstract: A request is received to identify laws in two or more jurisdictions that are associated with a behavior, a substance, an item, and/or a device. A first law associated with the behavior, the substance, the item and/or the device in a first jurisdiction is identified. A second law associated with the behavior, the substance, the item, and/or the device in a second jurisdiction is identified. Information is generated that is associated with the first law or the second law based on the respective jurisdiction. This information is presented to the user to assist the user in being compliant with the laws in the different jurisdictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Nic Benner
  • Patent number: 8908212
    Abstract: When an image processing apparatus performs a transmission function of transmitting image data generated by reading a document with a scanner, to a cost management apparatus, the image processing apparatus registers cost information and the image data in the cost management apparatus, the cost information corresponding to user's operation time incurred to perform the transmission function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuma Ikeuchi
  • Publication number: 20140358803
    Abstract: A referral management system can provide functionality of tracking referrals for professionals. The referral management system may, for instance, enable users to send and receive referrals. In certain embodiments, the referral management system may also enable users to track the status of sent and received cases. In other embodiments, the referral management system may enable users associated with the case to communicate with each other. The referral management system can also generate reports and derive data for suggestion to users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Roger Richard Carter, Scott Bradley Cooper, Marc Hannan Phelps, Nikolai Cornell, Eric Boisvert, Mikael Santos
  • Publication number: 20140351152
    Abstract: Methods and systems for service of process by which a client is automatically brought into contact with a process server authorized to serve process in a geographical jurisdiction in which process is to be served. The client communicates with a central processing station by telephone, internet or computer, and inputs into central processing station the telephone area code or the postal zip code corresponding to the geographical jurisdiction in which process is to be served. Process servers authorized to serve process in different geographical jurisdictions are registered in a database of the central processing station. The client, upon accessing the central processing station, enters either the telephone area code or the postal zip code corresponding to the geographical jurisdiction in which process is to be served.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Philip Geron
  • Publication number: 20140344172
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique that intakes data from an initial court case and relevant court cases to identify relevant events and entities (e.g. an individual or an organization). The technique generates interrelationships between the entities associated with the event and indicates a time (e.g., the month and year) of the event. The technique uses the identified data (e.g., an event and the associated entities) to further search social network data and Web data to identify additional data relevant to the initial court case. The technique maps the data from the social networks and the Web to determine more accurate interrelationships of relevant entities, events, and locations. From this map, a user can discover one or more patterns or anomalies relevant to the initial court case. For example, a detected anomaly can enable a litigator to focus defense efforts on a specific time frame before the occurrence of the anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: M. Jawad ANSARI
  • Publication number: 20140324712
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for entering into a contract is disclosed. The method being implemented by a user computing device having one or more processors and a display, the method including selectively displaying content corresponding to one or more terms of the contract on the display for a user to view, and prompting the user to generate a recording of the user audibly reading the displayed content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Vacquier
  • Publication number: 20140324713
    Abstract: A server stores organizational information about courtroom physical layout, stores a data set of information about each potential juror and stores issue information about the subject matter of the trial. Research about potential jurors is conducted and information generated is stored in the corresponding data set. Voir dire questions and answers are also stored in the corresponding data sets. The data sets are analyzed to assist in the jury selection process. The data sets are augmented with post trial information from selected jurors. The system analyzes the data sets to identify trends in juror behavior and provide statistical analysis of the likelihood of a selected juror having demographic information favorable or unfavorable to a particular issue. Such analysis information is stored and used during the jury selection process to automatically identify potential jurors who may be predisposed to view key issues at trial in a favorable or unfavorable fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Gordon