Timelines

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View cases and important milestones charted against each other on set timelines - perfect for viewing groupings of related cases, MDLs etc.

About

View a group of cases as parallel timelines with color-coded litigation milestones, which link to their underlying documents. Quickly view timelines for whatever search criteria you choose, and answer questions like:
  • Were there any timeline trends among this judge’s cases?
  • How long from filing are this attorney’s cases normally transferred?
  • How have this court’s case timelines shifted over time?

Location

From the Analytics Toolkit section of the main search page, select Timelines from Timing Analysis.

This feature is available in the following libraries:

Filter Descriptions

Global
Firms

Limit results to those associated with a selected firm. Use the drop-down arrow to browse other available firm filters.

Attorney

Generate results involving a specific attorney. Use the drop-down arrow to view more attorney search options and filter results.

Legal Issue

Limit data to results involving substantive reasoning and analysis of a selected procedural or substantive legal concept (ex. Contributory Infringement, Fair Use, Capacity to Sue or be Sued).

Parties

Narrow to results involving a particular party. Use the checkbox to the right of a party to include the party’s affiliates. Use the drop-down arrow to browse other party filter options.

Case Filing Date

By default, results include all data from January 1, 2008 to present. Input a new date range or select one of the Autofill options to limit the dates.

Courts

Narrow to results associated with the selected court. Use the drop-down arrow to limit to results associated with selected courts or lower courts.

Document Types

View only decisions of the selected document types. Use Posture of Motion, Type of Document, Result of Motion, and Legal Issue filters to specify the document type to filter by.

Document Filing Date

Limit results to those associated with documents filed within a selected date range. Input a new date range or select one of the Autofill options to limit the dates.

Judges

Limit to results associated with a particular judge. Use the drop-down arrow to modify the judge filter and expand or narrow results.

Posture of Motion

Filter by a procedural status or process in effect when the motion was presented (ex. Motion by a Party, Sua Sponte, Motion to Vacate).

Case Age

Filter results by their association with cases of a specified age. Use the drop-down arrow to narrow the filter to case age from first filing.

Type of Document

Filter by results involving a selected type of document (ex. Motion to Intervene, Motion to Lift Stay, PTAB Motion to Seal).

Timeline View

Once on the timeline page, choose whether to view the timelines from the day of complaint filing or arranged by calendar date.

Patent Types

Select a patent type from the drop-down menu to filter to results associated with that type of patent (ex. Utility, Design, Plant).

Case Numbers

Generate a list of results affiliated with the selected cases. Use the drop-down arrow to switch between case numbers and appeal case numbers.

Case Termination Date

Limit to results associated with cases terminated within a selected date range. Input a new date range or select one of the Autofill options to limit the dates.

Case Status

Limit to results associated with active or terminated cases.

Case Age at Document Filing

Filter by cases with annotated documents filed within the selected case age range.

Result of Motion

Filter by the result of a motion (ex. Granted, Denied, Ruling Deferred).

Patent Library
Patent Technologies

Select from the drop-down menu or begin typing to filter by specific patent technologies (ex. 1620 Organic Chemistry for all 1621-1629 or select just a daughter node like 1628).

Case Outcome

Limit data to cases with a specified outcome (ex. Settled, Pending, Patentee Won). Use the drop-down arrow and select to filter results by which party or firm had the specified outcome.

Determinations

Search for results with a selected determination (ex. Infringed, Invalid, Damages Recoverable).

Remedies

Limit results to cases in which a selected remedy was awarded (ex. TRO, Expenses, Damages).

Patent Types

Select a patent type from the drop-down menu to filter to results associated with that type of patent (ex. Utility, Design, Plant).

Case Type

Filter results by a selected type of case (ex. Cases with Non-ANDA Pleadings, PTAB Inter Partes Review Cases)

Patents

Search and select a patent to limit to results involving that patent.

Copyright Library
Cases Involving Copyrighted Works

Limit to cases involving a specific Copyrighted work by inputting the Registration Number or Title/Description of the work. Use the drop-down arrow to narrow the results to cases involving only registered or unregistered copyrighted works.

Cases Involving Claims

Filter cases by the type of claim they involve, like a DMCA Violation, Infringement, Infringement via BitTorrent, or a VARA Violation.

Trademark Library
Cases Involving Trademarks

Limit to cases involving a specific trademark by inputting the Registration Number, Serial Number, or Title/Description of the Trademark. Use the drop-down arrow to narrow the results to cases involving only registered or unregistered Trademarks.

Cases Involving Claims

Filter cases by the type of claim they involve, like False Advertising, Infringement, or Dilution.

Last Updated: December 4, 2023

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