Fastcase today announced that it has acquired Docket Alarm,  a company that mines federal and state court dockets to provide litigation alerts and case-prediction analytics.

In announcing the acquisition, the company said:

Docket Alarm’s advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools complement Fastcase’s quest to add unique, must-have content for its subscribers and provide leading legal analysis with contributions from firm partners across the country.

Founded by intellectual property litigator Michael Sander, Docket Alarm started as a company focused on federal court docket alerts, but in recent years it has expanded the number of state court dockets it covers. It has also expanded in analytics, using docket data to predict litigation outcomes and to to provide analytical profiles of judges, parties, law firms, and attorneys. Its analytics can provide information such as win rates, time to decision, and gender diversity at law firms.

In addition to court dockets, Docket Alarm also includes data from the ITC, PTAB, and TTAB.

“Docket Alarm adds insights from court filings in cases that never result in an opinion, giving litigators a more complete picture in their research, said Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO. “Now Fastcase and Docket Alarm subscribers can search motions, pleadings, and briefs; get clear analytic insights into judges and law firms; and understand the history of similar cases. Analytics are the future, and Fastcase and Docket Alarm are going to be right in the center of it.”

Sander will join Fastcase as managing director of Docket Alarm and director of Fastcase Analytics. Current Docket Alarm subscribers will continue to have access to their accounts through with their login and password with no disruption to their access.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.